§ Mr. MARKHAM
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received from the Home Secretary any request for a money grant in aid of making experiments in connection with the use of electricity in mines; and whether, in view of recent explosions believed to be due to some unknown electrical fault causing enormous loss of life, and that his Majesty's electrical inspector of mines has publicly stated that these experiments are urgently required, he will forthwith provide the necessary funds?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
My right hon. Friend has received no such request from my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary.