§ 25. Sir R. COOPER
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if an official inquiry has been, or is being, held into the cause of the fire at Messrs. Drummond's lathe works at Guildford; and will he publish the decision of such inquiry when completed?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The circumstances of the fire have been investigated by the local police and factory inspector. The fire started in the engine room, and the old factory where there is a Diesel engine and two other oil engines. The old factory was burnt down, but the new one adjoining was saved. The origin of the fire was not ascertained. I understand that the firm hope to have the works restarted by the end of this week.