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Railway Accidents—Reports Of Inspectors—Question

Volume 218: debated on Tuesday 24 March 1874

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wished to put a Question to the President of the Board of Trade as to the Reports of the Inspectors of that Department on Railway Accidents. The House had those Reports before it down to the month of August last. Would all the subsequent Reports be laid on the Table, in order that they might be available for the discussion on railway accidents of which Notice had been given?

, in reply, said, that three kinds of Reports were laid on the Table of the House every year by the Board of Trade relating to railway accidents. The Reports of the Inspectors of every accident as it occurred were laid on the Table, of which there were a large number last Session; there was presented also a résumé of all those Reports at the end of every Session, the last up to the close of 1872. The Report for 1873 was in the printers' hands, and would be out in a few days; and a Report of all railway accounts was presented annually, showing the amount of compensation paid to passengers injured; that of last year would be presented about the beginning of June.