§ MR. CALDWELL (Lanark, Mid)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to an accident which took place at Holm Farm Pit, Lanarkshire, on 27th June last, whereby three men, Edward Brannan, William Stevenson, and Matthew Corbett, were killed; and whether he will order a public inquiry into the matter?
§ MR. ASQUITH
My attention has been called to the accident, but I do not think any public inquiry necessary, as the causes of the accident are sufficiently clear from the Inspector's Report. I am informed that the structure of the crane, which caused the accident, is being altered. I will give further attention to the matter before coming to a final decision.