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Pedal Car Race, Bristol

Volume 743: debated on Thursday 16 March 1967

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the Chief Constable of Bristol into his inquiries into the circumstances whereby some 500 people required hospital treatment after attending a pedal car race at Whitchurch Airfield, Bristol, on Saturday, 4th March; and if he will make a statement.

I understand from the Chief Constable that the trouble was due to dust which was contaminated by tar and free tarry acids from the track, and sensitised the skin and eyes of those affected to sunlight.