HC Deb 30 November 1938 vol 342 cc432-3W
Brigadier-General Brown

asked the Minister of Transport how many of the five trespassers who met their death from the live rail on the Southern Railway this year were children and how many were adults; and how many miles of the electric rail are still unprovided with the new protective fencing?

Mr. Burgin

All five, I regret to say, were children. I am informed by the Southern Railway Company that 47 miles, in the aggregate, of this fencing have been erected and that the total route mileage of their electrified track is about 663 miles, the great bulk of which is immune from trespass by children.