Sea Gem (Loss)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Power – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th April 1966.

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Photo of Mr Derek Page Mr Derek Page , King's Lynn 12:00 am, 26th April 1966

asked the Minister of Power when he expects the inquiry on the Sea Gem disaster to commence.

Photo of Mr Richard Marsh Mr Richard Marsh , Greenwich

I cannot yet say, as preliminary investigations are not completed. I will see to it that there is no avoidable delay.

Photo of Mr Derek Page Mr Derek Page , King's Lynn

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind the urgency of this matter, the anxiety which arose over another break-up recently, and the number of other operations which are starting in the near future the construction of which must obviously be guided by the results of this inquiry?

Photo of Mr Richard Marsh Mr Richard Marsh , Greenwich

I accept completely the importance of speed in this matter, but I think that hon. Members on both sides will agree that the fact that it should be a very comprehensive inquiry seems more important.