§ SIR WILLIAM ALLAN
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade a question of which I have given him private notice, viz., will the Board of Trade cause an inquiry to be held into the cause of the explosion of a Babcock and Wilcox water-tube boiler yesterday at the works of Belliss & Morcom, Birmingham, whereby one man was killed and three severely scalded; and whether he is aware that this is the type of boiler being fitted into our latest warships?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. BONAR LAW,) Glasgow, Blackfriars
The Board of Trade have already ordered an 1211 inquiry under the Boiler Explosions Acts to be held in the case to which the hon. Member refers.