HC Deb 18 August 1871 vol 208 cc1848-9

In reply to Lord ELCHO,


said, the question of the explosive properties of gun-cotton had been examined and reported on by the Committee before the late accident at Stowmarket. It was the intention to have a further inquiry instituted into gun-cotton as soon as circumstances would permit, and it would be conducted by persons in no way connected with the establishment at Stowmarket.