§ 44. Mr. A. Roberts
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will set up a committee of inquiry into the frequent causes of fractured gas mains, which have resulted in many incidents of gas poisoning with fatal results during the past few months.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on 14th March to a similar Question by the hon. Lady the Member for Leeds, North-East (Miss Bacon).
§ Mr. Roberts
In view of the many deaths arising from these tragic circumstances, would not public opinion best be served by having an inquiry by an independent committee?
§ Mr. Hastings
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether there is any means of detecting small quantities of gas escaping from fractured mains apart from the smell?