HC Deb 24 May 1966 vol 729 cc70-1W
Mr. John Lee

asked the Minister of Transport if she will make a statement regarding the derailment of the Milford Haven to Paddington train at Reading Station on 12th May last.

Mr. John Morris

The derailment resulted from a collision between the locomotive of the Milford Haven-Paddington sleeping car train and the locomotive of a parcels train; no one was injured. A formal inquiry is not needed to determine the cause of the accident, and my right hon. Friend does not propose to order one. Her Chief Inspecting Officer of Railways has, however, arranged to discuss it with the railway management and will ask for steps to be taken to prevent further similar accidents.

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