§ 43. Mr. THORNE
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the deaths of five workers employed at the British Celanese factory at Spondon, near Derby; whether he is making inquiries as to the cause of the deaths; and what action is to be taken to safeguard the employés?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
Full inquiries are in progress, and meanwhile the manufacturing process in which these men were employed has, I am informed, been entirely discontinued. I should like to take this opportunity of expressing my deep sympathy with the relatives of the men.