HC Deb 21 July 1913 vol 55 cc1682-3
20. Mr. WING

asked the Home Secretary if he will cause inquiries to be made into the circumstances of the death of John Knapp, junior, aged 14, in the Maudlin seam, Seaham Colliery, on 11th June?


The accident has already been investigated by one of the inspectors of mines, and the inspector for the division was also present at the inquest when a full inquiry was made into the circumstances. No other person was present when the accident occurred, but it appears probable that the boy overbalanced himself while riding on the limbers and fell in front of the tubs. The road, which is high and wide, was in good order and the pony was a quiet one. There is nothing before me to show that further inquiry would be likely to lead to the disclosure of fresh information.