HC Deb 29 June 1967 vol 749 c739
48. Mr. Ellis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable concerning circumstances surrounding the death of a child at Bristol on Saturday, 17th June, in a fairground accident.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Miss Alice Bacon)

I understand that the adjourned inquest will take place on 14th July and until then I can make no comment on the accident itself. But I should like to express my deep sympathy with the parents.

Mr. Ellis

When calling for a report from the chief constable, will my right hon. Friend stress what aspect there might be with regard to local byelaws which may be operative in this case?

Miss Bacon

Yes, Sir. Local byelaws are in operation in Bristol requiring certain safety standards. But the enforcement is the responsibility of the local authority. The Showmen's Guild of Great Britain also operates a voluntary scheme.