§ 14. Mr. TIMOTHY DAVIES
asked the Minister of Munitions whether he can now give any further information in regard to the explosion at the munition works in the eastern counties?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of MUNITIONS (Sir Worthington Evans)
There was a certain amount of damage to one or two works in the neighbourhood, and the factory itself suffered seriously. The loss of output is not, however, of serious importance. The lay-out of the factory was such that the magazines containing considerable quantities of explosives were not touched. I am glad to say that the arrangements for enabling the workers to get away quickly were so satisfactory that no one was injured.