HC Deb 27 April 1896 vol 39 cc1732-3

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, whether the Board of Trade was represented at the inquest held at Strood, on 16th April, on the four platelayers killed in Sapperton Tunnel on 14th April, or have ordered an inspector or sub-inspector to inquire into the circumstances; and, if not, whether he will cause such inquiry to be held with a view to authoritative recommendations by the Board of Trade as to the precautions necessary for the safety of plate-layers in dangerous positions?


No, Sir; the Board of Trade were not represented, but one of the sub-inspectors of railways has been directed to investigate the circumstances attending the accident.