HC Deb 13 November 1884 vol 293 c1583

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he has appointed, or will appoint, some competent person to represent the Home Office at the coroner's inquiry into the cause of the recent fatal explosion at Pochin Colliery, near Tredegar?


Yes, Sir, I shall certainly have a careful inquiry made into this matter; and I venture to point out with regard to the representations I have received against the measures proposed to be taken for greater precaution against shot-firing, that I received to-day from the Inspector of Mines a Report stating that, in his opinion, the explosion was due to shot-firing.