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Electrocution (Hampshire Farm)

Volume 929: debated on Monday 28 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to be able to answer the letter from the hon. Member for Christchurch and Lymington asking for a full inquiry into the death by electrocution of over 300 pigs at Vaggs Farm, Hordle, Hampshire, following a road accident and the discovery that very few of the electricity poles in Vaggs Lane are earthed.

As the hon. Member knows, the Department's Engineering Inspectorate has been asked to investigate this unfortunate accident. I will write to him again as soon as the Department's findings are complete.