MR. BRYN ROBERTS (Carnarvonshire, Eifion)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he has now received information 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 161 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; and who is responsible for an error involving so much risk to the public.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
A Report has been received from the General Officer commanding the District that the shells referred to were correctly packed and described but the word "explosives" was accidentally omitted from the Advice Note, which, however, gave a full description of the stores to be moved.