§ MR. J. WARD (Stoke-on-Trent)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the accident caused by the explosion of a charge of gelignite, on the Dearne Valley Railway, now in course of construction, at Loversall, near Doncaster, which resulted in three men being killed and four others being seriously injured; and whether he will cause a full inquiry into the cause and circumstances of such accident, under the powers conferred upon him by the Notice of Accidents Act, 1894.
(Answered by Mr. Kearley.) The accident in question has been reported to the Board of Trade, and, as it was due to the use of explosives, copies of the notices received have been forwarded to the Home Office for the information of His Majesty's Inspector 63 of Explosives. I propose to leave it to the Secretary of State to determine whether or no an inquiry under the Explosives Acts is necessary.