HC Deb 24 January 1956 vol 548 cc9-10W
85. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, under Regulation 21 (c) of the Electricity Supply Regulations, 1937, he will make a further statement, particularly on the cause of the explosion at the Stella Power Station, Dunston-on-Tyne.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

It is now known that the cause of the explosion was an external flashover across the supporting insulators of an outdoor switch, followed by incorrect working of certain protective gear on the transmission system. Investigation is still proceeding, to ensure that all possible measures are taken to prevent a recurrence of incidents of this kind.

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