§ CAPTAIN EDWARDS-HEATHCOTE (Staffordshire, N.W.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he is now able to say whether the additional certificates which have been sent to the Home Office entitle Isaac Dale, Thomas Oswald, William Butcher, Thomas Scragg, Joseph Brindley, and Caleb Johnson to receive second-class certificates under section 80 of "The Coal Mines, &c., Regulation Act, 1887"?
THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
The applications of the persons mentioned in the Question are still under consideration. There has been a change in the Inspectorship of the district, which has caused delay.