HC Deb 13 June 1895 vol 34 c1057
MR. A. BIRRELL (Fife, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the serious and unusual loss of life occasioned by an accident on the 31st May last at the Fife-shire Main Colliery Pits; and whether he proposes to direct a public inquiry to be held as to the causes thereof?


I have received a report upon this lamentable disaster from the Inspector, and have already ordered a public inquiry, in which the Home Office will be represented by Counsel.