HC Deb 26 March 1914 vol 60 c552
84. Mr. GWYNNE

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to a double fatality in the Glyn Tillery colliery, on the 18th March, caused by blown-out shot, and to another disaster owing to a similar reason since then; and whether, in view of the frequent fatalities and the risk which men occupied in this class of work run, he will consider the advisability of making compulsory the use of a safety shot-firing apparatus?


As the question only appeared on the Paper yesterday morning, I have not been able to obtain full particulars of the accident at Glyn Tillery, but I understand that neither in this case nor in the other did the accident result from a blown-out shot. Even if, however, the accidents were due to blown-out shots, I fail to see how they could have been avoided by the use of any safety shot-firing appliance. If, however, the hon. Member will communicate his views to me more fully, I shall be happy to give them my careful consideration.