§ MR. MARKHAM (Nottinghamshire, Mansfield)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether, seeing that Mr. A. H. Stokes, His Majesty's Inspector of Mines, in his Report for 1905, states that the disastrous explosion at the Manners colliery showed even a well-ventilated mine cannot be trusted with naked lights, he will say if any other of His Majesty's Inspectors of Mines have reported to the Home Office the danger to life by the use of naked lights.
§ *MR. GLADSTONE
Yes, Sir. The danger connected with the use of naked lights in mines which are subject to firedamp is one to which attention is frequently called by the Inspectors of Mines in their Reports.