§ 63. Mr. Bellenger
asked the Minister of Transport what arrangements he is making to provide a more permanent road/rail crossing at Bechingham, Bassetlaw, in view of the recent traffic accident there and the dangerous condition of traffic congestion.
§ Mr. Marsh
The accident which took place at Bechingham on 16th April was the subject of an inquiry by an Inspecting Officer of Railways on 25th April. The Inspecting Officer's report will be forwarded to Mr. E. Brian Gibbens, Q.C., Chairman of the formal investigation into the Hixon accident and into the general 203W safety of automatic half-barrier crossings. I cannot make any statement about the future of these crossings in advance of Mr. Gibben's report.