§ 42. Mr. THORNE
asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a report from his factory inspector in connection with the explosion in which nine men were injured at the British Mannesmann tube works, Newport, Monmouthshire; and whether he can state the cause of the explosion and the amount of damage that was done to property outside of the works?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I have received a preliminary report, from which it appears that the explosion which occurred last Monday was primarily due to the fracture of the casing of a valve and that the damage to property outside the works was confined to some broken windows. The matter is being further pursued.