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Accident, Pitsea (Inquiry)

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 17 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport why the Press and public were excluded from the inquiry into the recent rail crash at Pitsea.

The Press and public were excluded from part of this inquiry because the inspecting officer considered that the position of some of the witnesses might have been prejudiced if their evidence was given in public.The inspecting officer's report will, of course, be published and will contain, along with his conclusions, a summary of the evidence given both in public and in private.