§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether in filling up the vacancy in the Mining Inspectorship of the South Western District, caused by the resignation, as reported in The Mining World, of Mr. Frecheville, he will have regard to the repeatedly expressed wishes of the Cornish miners that a practical Cornish miner should be appointed; and, whether he will consider the possibility of appointing, as an assistant to such. Inspector, a working miner conversant with the wants and wishes of the men?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
, in reply, said, it would be his duty to appoint that person who, from his knowledge and past experience, should seem to him to have the best qualifications for the office. If any practical Cornish miner should be found who possessed these qualifications he should be happy to appoint him. He did not intend to apply to the Treasury for their sanction to the appointment of an additional Inspector in the district.