HC Deb 10 November 1926 vol 199 cc1081-2
39. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been drawn to the explosion that occurred at the Palace Pier Rifle Range, Brighton, on 30th July; and whether such ranges are inspected by officers of his Department


I have seen a Press report of the accident, which appears to have been due to the ignition of a small quantity of flashlight powder that was being kept at the range. The occurrence was of a very unusual character and does not appear to call for any action on the part of my right hon. Friend. These rifle ranges are not inspected by His Majesty's Inspectors of Explosives.

Colonel DAY

How many were injured in this accident?


A number were slightly injured, but there was nothing very serious.