§ MR. STEVENSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he will instruct the Inspectors of Coal Mines to give in their reports, not only as at present the dates of all fatal explosions, but the dates of all explosions, whether fatal or not, and also the dates on which mines have been in a dangerous state from the abundance of gas without explosion occurring, in order to accumulate facts to show the influence of atmospheric conditions on the safety of mines?
§ SIR MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY
I am afraid it will be impossible to give instructions in order that the information should appear in this year's Report. That is already in print, and it is required by the Secretary of State to be in the Home Office by the 31st of March; but there will be no objection to giving the information in future.