HC Deb 10 March 1881 vol 259 cc716-7

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If the Chief Inspector of Mines has furnished to the Government his Report on the use of blasting powder, open or in cartridges, in the Cleveland mining district; whether, considering that it will affect a large body of workmen, if it is in favour of loose powder, what action, if any, does he propose to take on the subject; and, whether he will cause the Report to be laid upon the Table of the House and printed before taking any action?


Yes, Sir; the Report has been received, and will be laid upon the Table of the House. No action will be taken until that is done.