HC Deb 18 February 1907 vol 169 c535
SIR W. EVANS GORDON (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the extent of the damage and loss caused by the recent explosions at Woolwich; and whether he proposes to offer any compensation to the sufferers by this disaster.

THE SECRETARY Of STATE FOR WAR (Mr. Haldane,) Haddington

As I explained to the House on Thursday last,†the Government propose to contribute towards the cost of making good the damage done by the recent explosion at Woolwich, and a preliminary sum of £6,000 has been forwarded to meet the more necessitous cases.