HC Deb 10 March 1881 vol 259 c717

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If the Commissioner sent by the Government to watch over the interests of the State at the coroner's inquest into the cause of death of those who lost their lives in the Pen-y-Graig Explosion has yet made his Report; whether the Government contemplate taking any action against the proprietors or manager of the mine; and, further, if he will cause a Report to be laid upon the Table of the House?


Sir, the Report has been received from the inspector, together with the evidence, and it will be presented to Parliament. I have directed that an inquiry should be held under the 32nd section of the Coal Mines Regulation Act, with the object of ascertaining whether the manager ought to be deprived of his certificate.