Railway Accident, Downham Market.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons at on 26 July 1939.

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Photo of Hon. Somerset Maxwell Hon. Somerset Maxwell , King's Lynn

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is in a position to make any statements on the inquiry which he instituted on the recent railway accident near Downham Market?

Photo of Captain Euan Wallace Captain Euan Wallace , Hornsey

The report of the Chief Inspecting Officer who held the inquiry into this railway accident is not yet completed, and I am, therefore, not yet in a position to make any statement on the matter. In any case, criminal proceedings are being instituted against the lorry driver concerned in this accident, and until such proceedings are concluded it would not be proper for me to make public the findings of the Chief Inspecting Officer.

Photo of Hon. Somerset Maxwell Hon. Somerset Maxwell , King's Lynn

When the inquiry is over and the criminal proceedings are completed, will my right hon. and gallant Friend consider having a general inquiry into the whole question of level crossings, particularly pedestrian crossings?

Photo of Captain Euan Wallace Captain Euan Wallace , Hornsey

That is a much wider question.

Photo of Mr Somerset De Chair Mr Somerset De Chair , Norfolk South Western

Can my right hon. and gallant Friend say when the report will be ready?