§ SIR ROBERT ANSTRUTHER
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, having regard to the recent accidents in shale mines, he will make arrangements for including those mines within the provisions of the Mines Regulation and Inspection Bill?
said, in reply, that before he received information as to the recent lamentable accidents in the shale mines in his hon. Friend's neighbourhood, he had directed inquiry to be made by the Inspector of Mines in that district, as to the expediency of including such mines in the operation of the Bill. The result of the Inspector's Report was, that he (Mr. Bruce) had determined to adopt the Amendment with that object which had been put on the Paper by the noble Lord the Member for Haddingtonshire (Lord Elcho).