HC Deb 04 December 1946 vol 431 c98W
Major Bruce

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will make a statement on the causes of the explosion which occurred on 29th November in War Department ship "Maxwell Brander" whilst it was moored in Portsmouth Dockyard; whether he is satisfied that the prescribed safety regulations were complied with; and if he will give an assurance that all the victims, whether service, N.F.S., or civilian, are adequately covered by existing compensation arrangements.

Mr. W. Edwards

Inquiries into this matter are still proceeding and I am not yet in a position to make any statement.