HC Deb 11 December 1935 vol 307 c927W

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give the House any information in connection with the death of a 15 year old boy, David Ralph Kearney, employed at the Lancaster Court Hotel, who was fatally injured in a lift accident at that address; whether he can state the cause of the accident; and whether he can give the House any information as to the number of fatal accidents to youths between the ages of 15 and 20 years that have occurred during the past 11 months?


Except for a brief newspaper report, I have no information at present as to this accident, but will make inquiry. I regret I cannot give the figures asked for in the question, but special inquiries have been instituted as to the numbers and circumstances of lift accidents on non-factory premises during the current year, so that fuller information on the subject should be available early in 1936.