HC Deb 19 March 1885 vol 295 c1680

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the Inspector of Mines for North Wales has reported as to the causes producing, or to which may be ref err able, the recent floodings and loss of life at the Dorothea slate quarry, Nantlle, and the Llanengan mine, and as to the condition of those quarries and workings, and whether he will supply a Copy of that Report; and, whether he will appoint for North Wales an inspector of mines, or a sub-inspector to the inspector of mines, eminently competent to inspect and direct the working of quarries as distinct from mines, and with special regard to the safety and protection of the workmen?


was understood to say that the matter referred to in the Question had been often considered, and it was not thought expedient to place the mines under Home Office inspection.


gave Notice that he would bring the matter before the attention of the House.