HC Deb 30 April 1877 vol 234 c110

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been drawn to a report in the newspapers that, owing to an explosion of gas in a colliery near Tyldesley belonging to Mr. Fletcher, a man has lost his life; and, as it was but a short time since an explosion occurred in the same pit, if ho will cause a searching inquiry to be instituted in order that the real cause may be ascertained?


(for the Secretary of State for the Home Department) said, that the attention of his right hon. Friend had been called to the sad occurrence in question, and that a searching inquiry had been ordered into the whole facts of the case, and the Home Secretary had directed a legal gentleman to attend the inquest to ascertain the facts.