HC Deb 28 March 1938 vol 333 c1632
63. Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can give any information in connection with the explosion in Phillip Lane, in the City of London, on 21st March, the cause of the explosion, and how many people were injured?

The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)

This explosion occurred in premises which were being equipped as an electrical transformer sub-station. It appears to have been due to a flashover, the cause of which has not been definitely ascertained. Two workmen were injured and are in hospital, but are reported to be making good progress. Two others received slight burns only and are back at work.