§ MR. PRESTON BRUCE (Fifeshire, W.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the statement appearing in The Times of the 9th instant, to the effect that he has refused his sanction to certain new Special Rules proposed for Fife, Clackmannan, and Stirlingshire, under the Mines Act, and objected to on the part of the miners, is correct.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
The statement is not correct. I have received objections to the Special Rules in question, and they are now under consideration.