§ 87 and 88. Mr. McAdam
asked the Minister of Transport (1) what period elapsed between the usual daily examination of the permanent way at Goswick and the derailment of the Scottish express on 26th October;
(2) when renewals of the permanent way were last carried out at Goswick, and the nature of those renewals.
§ Mr. Callaghan
An Inspecting Officer of Railways is holding an inquiry into this accident, and will deal in his report with the points raised by my hon. Friend. I should like to take this opportunity of expressing my deep sympathy, and I am sure that of the whole House, with the relatives of those who lost their lives and with those who were injured, not only at Goswick but also at South Croydon.