HC Deb 07 August 1899 vol 76 cc10-1
MR. BRYN ROBERTS (Carnarvonshire, Eifion)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that 1 ton 2 cwt. 3 qr. 22 lb. of live shells were, on the 10th of May, delivered to Mr. Thomas Roberts, of Aber, Bangor, for cartage by his teams from the station to the Aber Battery, with a carrier's note describing them as ordinary stores; and that, in consequence, the filled shells were handed to farm labourers to be carted to the battery without any warning as to the dangerous nature of the goods and the necessity for great care in handling the same; whether the goods had been delivered to the railway company with a similar untrue description; and who is responsible for an error involving so much risk to the public.


I have no information at present in regard to this matter. Reference has been made to the General Officer Commanding the District, and he has been instructed to telegraph the results of his inquiry