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Explosion, West Bromwich (Investigation)

Volume 655: debated on Thursday 15 March 1962

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to receive the report into the inquiry on the explosion that took place recently in West Bromwich; and if he will make a statement.

I understand that a report of the first stage of the investigation, dealing with the loading of the vehicle and events prior to the explosion, should be available in the near future. Assessment of the nature and probable cause of the explosion entails detailed inquiry, including experimental tests, and I regret that it is not possible to forecast when a comprehensive report may be ready.