CAPTAIN HEATHCOTE (Staffordshire, N.W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is now able to say whether the additional certificates of fitness now in be possession of the Home Office entitle Isaac Dale, Thomas Oswald, 1287 William Butcher, Thomas Scragg, Joseph Brindley, Caleb Johnson, and James Lloyd to receive Second Class Certificates under section 80 of "The Coal Mines, &c. Regulation Act, 1887?"
§ MR. MATTHEWS
In the case of Isaac Dale, William Butcher, and Thomas Scragg, certificates of fitness under the Coal Mines Regulation Act will be granted. No certificate can be given in the case of Thomas Oswald, as I find on inquiry that the applicant's previous service did not substantially correspond to that of an under-manager of a mine. The inquiries into the merits of the applications of Joseph Brindley, Caleb Johnson, and James Lloyd are not yet completed.