§ Mr. Walker
(by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Transport whether he had any statement to make about the serious railway accident at Motherwell the previous night?
§ Captain Wallace
At 11.19 p.m. last night the 10.50 p.m. passenger train, Glasgow to Carluke, came to a stop in Motherwell station. A light engine, unattended, ran out of the engine sheds, and collided with the rear of the passenger train. The last coach of the passenger train was de-railed, and also the light engine. Both main lines were blocked. One passenger and the guard of the passenger train have been detained in hospital suffering from slight injuries and shock. Seventeen other passengers suffered injuries of a minor nature.