HC Deb 15 July 1912 vol 41 c15

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the fact that last year there were no less than thirty-eight deaths and 503 more or less serious accidents as the result of shot-firing in mines, and that two colliers, named Abraham Price and William Pryse, of Treorky, have invented appliances which they claim make shot-firing and the handling of detonators absolutely safe and casualties impossible, he will, without delay, instruct the chief of the Explosive Department of the Home Office to investigate the merits of Messrs. Price and Pryse's invention?


The appliance mentioned in my hon. Friend's question has been brought to my notice, and I have referred it to the Chief Inspector of Mines for consideration.