HC Deb 16 May 1930 vol 238 cc2219-20W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the conclusion of the Court proceedings in connection with the Paisley cinema disaster, it is proposed to hold any court of inquiry into the circumstances attending the disaster?


The answer is in the negative. The material facts as to the cause of the disaster were elicited at the trial, and the technical aspect of the matter was fully investigated by His Majesty's Chief Inspector of Explosives immediately following the disaster. In these circumstances, it is not proposed to hold any further inquiry. The facts elicited at the trial and by His Majesty's Chief Inspector will form the subject of the most careful consideration, in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, with a view to determining whether any modification of the safety regulations or other action is desirable.