Railway Travellers' Tickets (Companies' Liability).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 16th February 1938.

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Photo of Mr Robert Gibson Mr Robert Gibson , Greenock

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has considered introducing legislation to prevent railway companies from contracting out, by the issue of cheap or excursion tickets or otherwise, of their common law liability for loss, injury, and damage sustained through the fault of the companies or through negligence or inadvertence of their servants or officials; and whether he has any statement to make on the subject?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

I would refer the hon. Member to the replies given yesterday to questions on this subject by the hon. Member for Dumbartonshire (Mr. Cassells).

Photo of Mr Robert Gibson Mr Robert Gibson , Greenock

Has the right hon. Gentleman considered the question whether, in the event of a Member of this House, travelling to or from his constituency on a voucher, being killed, his representatives would be deprived of any right against the railway company?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

I have considered it, and the answer is that they would not.