§ Mr. Renton
Statutory controls as to conveyance by road exist in respect of explosives to which the Explosives Act, 1875, applies and of petroleum spirit and mixtures and certain other substances, mainly compressed gases. The recent explosion at West Bromwich involving a lorry carrying chemicals is being investigated. If the probable cause of the explosion can be ascertained my right hon. Friend will consider what action may be required to prevent a recurrence.