HC Deb 26 July 1889 vol 338 c1428
MR. BURT (Morpeth)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can state the reason for the delay in issuing the Annual Reports of the Inspectors of Mines; and, whether he can say when these Reports will be in the hands of Members?


There has been no unusual delay in one issue of these Reports. Last year they were not delivered until the 31st July; the corrected proofs of this year's Reports are now in the hands of the printers, and the Reports will, I hope, be in the hands of Members very shortly.

MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe)

Will the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance in regard to the future?


I have kept the assurance that was given to the House by placing constant pressure upon the Inspectors.