HC Deb 06 May 1890 vol 344 c254

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will lay upon the Table of the House a verbatim Copy of the shorthand notes taken at the coroner's inquest on the 176 bodies killed by the explosion at the Llanerch Colliery, Monmouth, on 6th February, 1890; whether he will give instructions to prosecute the manager and firemen for having violated General Rules 4, 8, and 12 of "The Mines Act, 1887;" and whether, having regard to the safety and well-being of our miners generally, and the Llanerch miners in particular, he will institute a special inquiry into the cause or causes of the explosion at this colliery, as provided in Section 45 of '?The Mines Act, 1887"?


The Secretary of State is daily expecting the Report of the learned counsel who represented the Home Office at the inquest. Pending its receipt, he is not in a position to reply to the questions of the hon. Member.