HC Deb 04 June 1888 vol 326 c1017
MR. W. CRAWFORD (Durham, Mid)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, How soon the Report on the St. Helen's Colliery Explosion will be presented to the House; also, if the right hon. Gentleman will order a Return of all the notes of evidence taken by the Coroner of West Cumberland as the cause of the explosion at the St. Helen's Colliery, together with the categorical questions submitted to the jury, and their replies thereto?


I expect to receive the Report on this explosion at an early date, and I will lose no time in laying it upon the Table. It is not usual, in the absence of special circumstances, to print the notes of the evidence taken before the Coroner. I should, of course, be happy to show them to the hon. Member. I hope that will satisfy any object he may have in view.