§ * MR. BELL
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he proposes to take any steps for the substitution of automatic or other couplings in the place of the present method of coupling goods and mineral vehicles on railways under the power conferred upon the Board of Trade in the Railways (Prevention of Accidents) Act, 1900.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I am not in a position to make any statement on this question at present. It has not been lost sight of.