HC Deb 07 August 1888 vol 329 c1843
CAPTAIN HEATHCOTE (Staffordshire, N.W.)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he has received reliable certificates of the fitness of Titus Spruce to receive a second-class certificate under Section 80 of "The Coal Mines, &c. Regulation Act, 1887;" and, if so, on what grounds the certificate has been refused?


Yes, Sir; I have lately received such certificates. They are at variance with the Report made to me by the Inspector of Mines, that the applicant had not acted as under-manager for the period prescribed by the Act, on which ground the certificate was refused. I have requested the Inspector to inform me at once on what grounds he reported Spruce not to have acted as under-manager.