§ MR. S. T. EVANS (Mid Glamorgan)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his attention has been directed to the Report of the 1547 Departmental Committee on Mining and Mineral Statistics recommending amongst other matters the publication of early returns of fatal accidents, the addition of information concerning the numbers employed in mines and quarries, further statistics as to non-fatal accidents, the earlier publication of the reports of Inspectors of Mines, and the publication of a general annual report to be compiled by the Mineral Statistics Branch under the superintendence of an Editing Inspector; and, whether he will take early steps to carry out all or some of the recommendations of the Committee?
§ MR. ASQUITH
Yes, Sir; I have adopted all the recommendations of the Committee mentioned in the question. The early return of fatal accidents was published on the 29th of January, and active steps are being taken to give effect to the other recommendations.