HC Deb 02 March 1910 vol 14 c835

asked if the right hon. Gentleman's attention had been called to a report of the medical officer of health to the Ebbw Vale Urban District Council that certain workmen had died in consequence of a disease they had contracted through the insanitary conditions of the mine they were employed in; and would he instruct the Royal Commission on Accidents in Mines to include in their investigations an inquiry into the sanitary conditions of underground workings?


My attention had not previously been called to the report referred to, but I will make inquiry into the circumstances of the case. As regards the last part of the question, the hon. Member will find that the Royal Commission deal with the subject of the sanitation of underground workings in their Second Report, and make certain recommendations.