HC Deb 04 December 1890 vol 349 c531

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, inasmuch as the House of Lords has decided that the "Billy Fairplace" system of weighing minerals belonging to miners is illegal, he will take steps to have the instrument removed from the pit banks at Burnbank Colliery, Scotland?


Before I can answer the question of the hon. Member I must have from the Inspector of the District a Report, for which I have asked, as to the nature of any instrument in use at Burnbank.