HC Deb 09 February 1922 vol 150 cc318-9W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that several explosions took place on 28th June, 1921, on the site of the National Filling Factory, Meiklewood Road, Cardonald; whether five people were seriously injured, including a police sergeant who had the thumb and forefinger of his right hand and a civilian who had his eyesight permanently injured; whether be is aware that an inquiry into the explosion was promised on 19th July, 1921; whether the result of this inquiry can be made public; and whether it is proposed to compensate those people who were injured?


I am aware that explosions took place at the Cardonald Factory and as a result certain persons were injured. No formal inquiry was held by the Disposal and Liquidation Commission as from preliminary investigations it did not appear that any liability lay with the Commission. No compensation has been awarded by, and it cannot be traced that any claim has been preferred against the Commission.