§ MR. GLOVER
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can give the number of fatal accidents in and about the mines of the United Kingdom during 1907, the number of hours worked at the time of the fatal accident, and the number of non-fatal accidents during the same period.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
The number of fatal accidents in and about mines during 1907 reported to the mines inspectors was for mines under the Coal Mines Acts, 1156, resulting in 1,239 deaths; for mines under the Metalliferous Mines Acts, 33, resulting in 34 deaths. Information as to the hours of the shift in which the accidents occurred is not available in a statistical form. The figures of non-fatal accidents in 1907 are not yet ready.