§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will discuss with the chairman of British Rail the request by the Stafford borough council for an inquiry into two potentially fatal incidents at the level crossing at Aston by Stone in the constituency of the hon. Member for Mid-Staffordshire; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
No incidents or accidents have been reported to the Railway Inspectorate since the automatic half-Barrier crossing was commissioned in 1983, and consequently there has been no request for an inquiry by this Department. If there is concern it would be appropriate for British Rail and Stafford borough council to discuss it.