HC Deb 10 August 1882 vol 273 cc1369-70

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If his attention has been called to the inquiry into the death of Joseph Kynaston, a boy who was killed at Ifton Colliery on the 30th of June; whether it was brought to his notice that Mr. G. Hill Trevor and Mr. Williams were prosecuted for manslaughter, and, though acquitted, there was strong evidence of the bad management of the colliery, and that it appeared from the evidence that there was no certificated manager in the colliery, Mr. Williams, the so-called manager, being an ordinary workman receiving 23s. per week; and, whether, seeing that both the mines inspector and the judge who tried the case condemned the management of the colliery, he will instruct the inspector, as pro- vided by section twenty-six of the Mines Regulation Act, to call upon the owner to place the colliery under the control of a properly qualified manager?


This Question, as soon as it appeared on the Paper, was referred to the Inspector for his remarks; but his reply has not yet been received. On receipt of his Report the suggestion of the hon. Member will be carefully considered.