§ Mr. Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can give any information in connection with the train and omnibus crash at Didcot, Berkshire, on Friday night, 1st October; how many people were killed and injured; and what was the cause of the accident at the level crossing?
§ Mr. A. Henderson
A bus driven by a civilian employee of a military depot collided at a level crossing with a train. Seven civilians were killed and I should like to take this opportunity to express my deep sympathy with their families. Seven civilians were seriously injured. A court of inquiry is being convened to examine the causes of the accident and pending its report I am not in a position to give any further information.