HC Deb 05 November 1902 vol 114 c133

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the nature of the inquiry into the health of Cornish miners which is now being conducted on behalf of the Home Office; when is the inquiry likely to be completed; arid will the report of the inquiry be made public.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers Douglas.) The inquiry is being made by Dr. John Haldane, F.R.S., whose work in connection with mines is already well known. He will have the co-operation of Mr. Martin, His Majesty's Inspector of Mines, and such medical and scientific assistance as he may from time to time require. Dr. Haldane is now actively carrying on the inquiry, but it is impossible at present to say when it will be completed. I see no reason to doubt that the result of the inquiry will be published, though of course I cannot give any pledge on the subject at the present moment.