HC Deb 20 October 1942 vol 383 cc1813-4
13. Sir I. Albery

asked the Secretary of State for War how many children have been killed and injured, in a neighbourhood of which he has been informed, as a result of military exercises; and what steps he proposes to take to minimise the risk of such accidents in the future?

Sir J. Grigg

I regret that one child has been killed and four injured as a result of two accidents in the place referred to by my hon. Friend. I am making full inquiries into the circumstances of both. Fresh instructions are now being prepared, and will shortly be issued, dealing with the stricter enforcement of safety precautions when firing practice takes place.

Sir I. Albery

Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that where places are constantly used for exercises of this kind some guard should be kept over the ground? There is no other way of keeping out active boys?

Forward to