§ 69. Mr. Thorne
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he can give any information in connection with the accident at the Vauxhall motor works at Luton, where the chief officer of the private fire brigade was killed; and what was the case of the accident?
§ Sir J. Anderson
The cause of this regrettable accident is to be investigated at the coroner's inquest, which has, I understand, been adjourned until 25th May, and it would not be proper for me to anticipate the result of that inquiry. I think, however, that, for the reassurance of the public, I may properly inform the House that the bomb used in this A.R.P. exercise was not one approved by my Department or in general use. The House will, I am sure, join me in expressing sympathy with the relatives of the deceased.