§ Mr. Hayhoe
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will take action to establish conclusively the causes of the gas explosion in Brentford in December 1976 and to allocate responsibility.
§ Mr. Benn
The prime cause of this explosion has already been established by the inquiry into serious gas explosions set up jointly by myself and the Chairman of the British Gas Corporation in January 1977—[Vol. 923, c.347]—and set out in the report of the inquiry published in June 1977, copies of which were placed in the Library of the House.