§ MR. MACDONALD
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 717 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?
§ SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT
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.