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Denbury Camp, Devon (Fire)

Volume 656: debated on Monday 19 March 1962

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will make a statement on the result of the inquiry into the death by fire of two boy soldiers from Oundle and Aberdeen at Denbury Camp, Newton Abbot, Devon, on 10th March.

First, may I take this opportunity of expressing my deepest sympathy with the boys' families.The inquest was opened on 13th March, and established the cause of death in each case as carbon monoxide poisoning. A board of inquiry is being convened, but regulations require that it should not sit until the inquest, now adjourned, has been completed. I much regret, therefore, that I cannot give my hon. Friend any further information at present but I shall gladly do so at the earliest opportunity.