§ Mr. A. SHORT
asked the Home Secretary whether he has received from the Dudley Port Explosion Fund Committee any protest against the personnel of the court of inquiry set up to investigate the causes of the recent explosion in Dudley Port: and, if so, when was the protest made and what was the nature of the reply?
§ Mr. SHORTT
Yes, I have received this protest. It was dated the 1st August and received by me on the 2nd. I have replied that the court was constituted strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Act and that I believe there is not the smallest foundation for the suggestion that the court would not make an absolutely unbiased report.