§ Mr. ELLIS DAVIES
asked how many men were employed in the Dinorwic slate quarries, Carnarvonshire, in 1909; how many men, giving separately those employed inside and outside the quarry, were injured during the year; and how the ratio of accidents compared with that of other slate quarries?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
There were 2,802 persons employed in 1909 at the Dinorwic slate quarries, 1,017 inside and 1,785 outside. Four of the persons employed inside were killed, and 332 and 170 of those working inside and outside respectively were injured by accidents disabling the injured persons for more than seven days. All the returns of non-fatal accidents have not yet been received, so that the Secretary of State cannot say how the proportion of accidents compares with that of other slate quarries.