HC Deb 21 November 1882 vol 274 c1795

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he can give any information with regard to the second explosion, on Friday last, of dynamite (involving, it is stated, the death of several persons), which has taken place at Pembery Burrows, near Llanelly, the works in respect of which I asked him a question on the 16th instant; and, whether, in view of the report of the Inspector of Explosives declaring that the precautions taken at the above works, which appeared to him at the time sufficient and satisfactory, he will consider whether some means ought not to be taken for a more thorough and efficient inspection?


Sir, Colonel Majendie has gone down to make inquiry into this lamentable explosion, and I have heard from him that the full particulars are not yet made known to him; and I should, therefore, not think it would be proper to make any statement on the subject; but, in answer to the latter part of the hon. Gentleman's Question, from the information we have received, we have no reason to believe that this accident arose from any want of thorough or efficient inspection.