HC Deb 01 February 1934 vol 285 cc521-2
22. Brigadier-General NATION

asked the Home Secretary whether any inquiry is being held as to the causes of the collapse of a warehouse in Tower Street, Hull, on the 18th January, whereby a number of persons were killed and others seriously injured; and whether any compensation will be given to dependants who are now destitute?


Yes, Sir, the Factory Department are actively investigating the matter and keeping in close touch with the operations of removing the debris. I am advised that it is unlikely that any definite conclusions can be reached till the debris has been cleared, and the coroner has, I understand, adjourned the inquest pending further progress of these operations. I have no information on the point raised in the latter part of the question.

Brigadier-General NATION

Is there normally any annual inspection of factory buildings of this kind, where large numbers of men are employed?


I should have to have notice as to whether this particular factory was inspected, but I imagine that all factories are inspected from time to time by the factory inspectors.