HC Deb 13 July 1903 vol 125 cc398-9
DR. HUTCHINSON (Sussex, Rye)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been directed to the fact that some new buildings at the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, in which explosives are dealt with, are in such close proximity to the firing ground that the discharge of the guns is a source of danger to the men working in such buildings; and, if so, will he give the name of the official who is responsible for selecting the site of these buildings; and what steps, if any, are being taken to secure the safety of the men who work in them.


The question whether the firing of guns at the proof butts is a source of danger to the danger buildings or the men in them is now being carefully considered. Pending the conclusion of the inquiry heavy proof is not fired while men are working in these buildings.

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