HC Deb 26 March 1993 vol 221 cc730-1W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the electrical appliances that passengers on British Rail trains are forbidden to use on safety grounds.

Mr. Freeman

Most modern InterCity passenger vehicles are fitted with a 13 amp socket outlet, for the use of cleaning staff only. The sockets are not designed for use while vehicles are in passenger service. Each socket has a sign warning "This plug socket is not for public use".

There are no restrictions, on safety grounds, for portable devices driven by batteries.