Gresford Colliery Explosion.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 12th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr James Griffiths Mr James Griffiths , Llanelly

asked the Prime Minister whether he will arrange for this House to have an opportunity of discussing the report on the Gresford colliery disaster?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

Until the report referred to by the hon. Member has been received I am not in a position to make any statement.

Photo of Mr David Grenfell Mr David Grenfell , Gower

Can the Prime Minister take steps to ensure that the report on an occurrence which happened more than two years ago should be made available to the House as soon as possible?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

There is a question later on the Order Paper.

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

In view of the succession of these very terrible disasters —in this case aver 300 lives were lost—cannot the Prime Minister arrange on some suitable occasion for a discussion to take place once the reports are available to the general public?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I will consider that. We are very much alive to the importance of the subject.