§ Mr. John Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress has been made by the committee appointed by him to inquire into the fire at the Coldharbour Hospital, Sherborne, Dorset, on 5th July, 1972; and whether he can yet say when the Committee's report will be published.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The committee of inquiry, under the chairmanship of Mr. Desmond Vowden, Q.C., has completed its hearing of witnesses, and is now preparing a report for submission to me. I hope to have it published about mid-September.