§ 104. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Minister of Transport what discussions he has had with the Central Transport Consultative Committee regarding the modernisation of British Railways rolling stock in relation to recent accidents with a view to the avoidance of future accidents causing injury to persons and loss of life.
§ Mr. Marsh
None. The British Railways Board has a statutory duty to maintain adequate safety standards. It is in regular touch with my Chief Inspecting Officer of Railways in keeping all aspects of the safety problem under review. I do not think the Central Transport Consultative Committee is the right body to consider particular safety matters.