§ Viscount LEWISHAM
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state on what date did the Government inspectors last visit the Hamstead colliery; and will he state what was the nature of their Report?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The mine was visited by an inspector on the 22nd instant in connection with an accident from fall of coal; on the 21st January for the special purpose of obtaining certain information required by the Department in regard to temperature; and on 6th December and 15th November for purposes of general inspection. Reports made by the inspectors are treated as confidential, but I may say the condition of the mine was found to be satisfactory.