§ MR. BURT (for Mr. MACDONALD)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If his attention has been called to the report of the trial of the manager of the Dinas Collieries for a breach of the Mines Regulation Act, reported in the "Western Mail" of the 8th instant; if it be true that the manager took the sub-inspector (Mr. Galloway) into a place where there was a large body of gas, and that he found two men working among that gas; if he had to order the lights to be put out, and the men to be removed from the place; and, whether, if the above statement is well founded, the certificate of the manager will be removed?
MR. ASSHETON CROSS
, in reply, said, the proceedings were not yet over. Persons engaged in the mine had to appear again before the magistrates, he believed, on Monday next, if not before. Until the legal proceedings were over, it would not be right for him to say more upon the subject.