§ MR. OSMOND WILLIAMS (Merionethshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can give the number of men employed at the Oakeley quarries and the Votley and Bowydd Quarry. Blaenau Festiniog, during 1907; how many of these men were employed underground and above the surface, respectively, in each quarry; what were the number of accidents reported during that period, distinguishing those to men employed underground and outside in each quarry respectively.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
At the Oakeley Quarries 906 persons were employed in 1907; 357 underground, and 549 above ground. The number of accidents was ten; six underground, and four above the surface. At the Votley and Bowydd Quarry, the number employed was 357; 188 underground, and 169 above ground. The number of accidents was five; four underground, and one above the surface.