§ 82. Mr. Marples
asked the Minister of Transport when he expects to receive a report on the accident which occurred on 9th July when a freight train crashed into six diesel locomotives at Chester; and whether he intends to publish the report.
§ Mr. Marsh
I have received a preliminary report from British Railways on this accident. The London Midland Region is holding its own domestic inquiry; reports on such inquiries are not published.
The accident was reported to the Ministry only because the guard of the train was slightly injured. I decided that an inquiry by one of my railway employment inspectors was not necessary.