Following the recent explosion in Shaw I had the opportunity to ask the Prime Minister, David Cameron MP, to join me in paying tribute to the emergency services who attended the scene.
The Prime Minister will be aware of the horrific explosion that occurred in Shaw in my constituency yesterday. I am sure the whole House will want to pay tribute to, and mourn the death of, two-year-old Jamie Heaton and to send its best wishes to burns victim, Andy Partington. Will the Prime Minister join me in paying tribute to the work of the emergency services that attended the event yesterday, work that I witnessed first hand, as well as to Oldham council’s civil contingency service and to the Red Cross? Does he agree that we must never take for granted the courage and bravery of those servicemen and women?
You can read the full response to my question here.
The Council have created the Oldham Distress Fund (registered charity number 225145) to receive donations for all residents affected by the gas explosion in Shaw. You can also call 0161 770 6611 during the opening hours of 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) and 9am to 1pm (Saturday only).