HC Deb 12 August 1890 vol 348 cc723-4
COLONEL BLUNDELL (Lancashire, S.W., Ince)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Paragraphs 34, 42, and 43 of the Report upon the Morfa Colliery explosion, whether he will take into consideration the propriety of requiring that whenever shot-firing in coal takes place in a "fiery" seam during a shift, whether inflammable gas has been reported or not, the explosive employed in firing a shot shall be "so used with water or other contrivance as to prevent it from inflaming gas," or be of such a nature that it cannot inflame gas?


The question raised by my hon. and gallant Friend is one of extreme importance, and I propose to issue a Circular calling for the opinion of all the Inspectors on the subject.