§ 34. Mr. THORNE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give any information regarding an explosion in the engine-room of a tugboat in the Thames on 10th July, 1935; and whether he can state how many people were injured and what was the cause of the explosion?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Dr. Burgin)
At the moment the only information I have is that which appeared in the Press, according to which six people were injured, five seriously, when some petrol exploded in the motor barge "Westgate" which was under repair at Messrs. Donald Miller's Engineering Workshops in Limehouse. The circumstances attending the explosion are being investigated by Board of Trade surveyors in conjunction with Home Office factory inspectors.