§ Mr. Gwynfor Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will set up68W
The fire was a reportable dangerous occurrence under the Factories Act 1961 and inquiries were begun by the district inspector on 2nd January. The cause of the fire is at present unknown, but arson has not been ruled out.
The storage of flammable liquids is subject to the requirements of the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1828 and the Highly Flammable Liquids and Liquefied Petroleum Gases Regulations 1972. The latter require storage in a "safe place". An outside drum storage for about 150 drums of flammable liquids may have been closer than desirable to a boundary fence.