HC Deb 29 March 1945 vol 409 c1539
Mr. Frank Anderson

(by Private Notice) asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he can state the cause of the explosion that occurred on Thursday, 22nd March, to a southbound train near Bootle Station, Cumberland, causing the death of an L.M.S. engine driver and also damage to adjacent private property, and also whether any steps have been taken to prevent a recurrence of this sort of accident?

Mr. Speaker

The Minister is not present now, and therefore will have to give an answer when he arrives.

Mr. Gallacher

On a point of Order. As we had a similar experience yesterday with a Minister, would it not be possible to apply the Essential Work Order?