§ MR. D. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that at an early hour on Monday morning last, near Inniskeen, a station on the Great Northern Railway, a distance of six miles from Dundalk, the night watchman discovered a large stone upon one of the rails, and had barely time to remove the obstruction before a goods train came past; and has any investigation been made into this occurrence, and with what result?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. RITCHIE,) Croydon
No, Sir; fortunately no accident happened, and the Company are therefore not under any obligation to report to the Board of Trade. The occurrence is obviously one which should be investigated by the Police authorities.