HC Deb 18 November 1937 vol 329 c558
31. Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give the House any information in connection with a man killed at a railway arch at Millwall on Friday last; and whether he is aware of the comment made by the jury?

Sir S. Hoare

I understand that this unfortunate fatality occurred in connection with the demolition of an archway. The jury recommended that greater precautions should be taken during the rest of the work and it was intimated at the inquest that this would be done. Operations of this kind are not at present subject to the Factory Acts and Regulations, but will come within the new Factories Act next year.