HC Deb 27 April 1877 vol 234 c31

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he will direct that some one will attend the inquest to be held on the 3rd proximo, to find out the cause of the death of the men who lost their lives in the Tynewydd Colliery, South Wales; and, if he will order that the inquiry will be of the most searching character, to see if the provisions of "The Mines Act, 1872," in respect to bodies of water, were being fully carried out prior to the inundation?


in reply, said, that in accordance with the Answer already given by the Home Secretary, and by the instructions of that right hon. Gentleman, he (Sir Henry Selwin-Ibbetson) had that day given directions that a lawyer should attend the inquest respecting the death of the men who lost their lives in the colliery referred to in the Question, as was done in the case of the last colliery explosion inquiry.