§ 85. Mr. Champion
asked the Minister of Transport if he has considered the report of his inspector on the double collision at Harrow and Wealdstone Station, with particular reference to the section on automatic train control; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
I have considered the Report of the Chief Inspecting Officer of Railways on this accident and would like to take this opportunity of congratulating him upon it. I have referred it to the British Transport Commission for their observations. I am, however, able to say that as soon as the present trials have been brought to a successful conclusion and the Chief Inspecting Officer has expressed himself satisfied with the reliability of the equipment, the Commission will authorise the Railway Executive to make an immediate start on the extension of Warning Control on the general lines recommended in the Report. from district to district.