HC Deb 10 April 1968 vol 762 c280W
Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Health if he will state the names of the persons who will conduct the inquiry into the fire at Shelton Hospital, Shrewsbury, and their terms of reference.

Mr. K. Robinson

I have appointed the following Committee of Inquiry:

  • H. W. Sabin Esq., Barrister-at-Law.
  • Mrs. E. Y. Atkinson, S.R.N., R.M.N., Matron, Stanley Royd Hospital, Wakefield.
  • K. C. Bailey Esq., M.A., M.D., D.P.NI., Physician Superintendent, Tone Vale Hospital, Taunton.
  • P. S. Wilson-Dickson Esq., M.B.E., H.M. Inspector of Fire Services, Home Office.

Their terms of reference are to inquire in accordance with the provisions of Section 70 of the National Health Service Act, 1946, into the circumstances leading to a fire at Shelton Hospital on the night of 26th to 27th February, 1968, and to the deaths of 24 patients and to report to me thereon.