HC Deb 08 April 1889 vol 334 c1805

I wish to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received a Petition from the Better Bed miners of the Bowling Coal and Iron Company, Bradford, Yorkshire, again praying that the Weighing Clauses of "The Coal Mines Regulation Act, 1887," be put into operation; and, if so, whether he will instruct the Mines Inspector for the district to see that Clauses 12, 13, and 14, are applied and carried out at this firm at once.


I have received a Petition from certain miners of the Bowling Coal and Iron Company, asking for the enforcement of Section 12 of the Coal Mines Act, 1887, and I have directed the Inspector to make full inquiry as to the circumstances of the colliery and the wishes of the men. When I receive his Report I shall be in a position to decide whether the exemption at present enjoyed by this Company ought to be revoked.