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Braehead (Explosion And Fire)

Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 27 April 1977

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asked the Lord Advocate if he is yet in a position to make a statement on the results of the investigation into the explosition at the Braehead Container Depot in January.

I have completed my investigations into the Braehead explosion. On the information presently before me I do not propose to take criminal proceedings in regard to it. There is insufficient evidence that this disastrous fire was started by a criminal act on the part of any person. The reasons why a conflagration of this magnitude occurred and had such alarming consequences are being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive. The results of this investigation will be embodied in a report which will be made public.