HC Deb 12 August 1881 vol 264 cc1715-6

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If, considering that there is a strong feeling of antagonism in many of the mining districts against the regulation under the Explosives Act prohibiting the miners from making cartridges in their dwellings, or contiguous thereto, for purposes in their employment, he will direct the inspectors of the various mining districts to report as to whether the regulation has led to a prevention of the destruction of life and limb in their respective districts?


in reply, said, he had received a Report from Major Ford, Inspector of Explosives, on the subject of this Question, from which it seemed that the regulation referred to was very necessary, and that serious accidents had arisen in consequence of a neglect of it. He would be happy to show the Report to the hon. Member.