HC Deb 11 December 1922 vol 159 cc2341-2
29. Mr. HARDIE

asked the Secretary for Mines if he will procure the report book from 8th July to 20th July from the Plean Colliery, and place the same in the House for inspection?

Lieut.-Colonel LANE-FOX

The Chief Inspector of Mines has held a public inquiry, at which these records were in evidence, into the causes of the explosion which occurred at this mine on 13th July, and I think that hon. Members would prefer to await his Report, rather than to examine a small part of the evidence for themselves. The hon. Member is no doubt aware that representatives of the persons employed at the mine have a statutory right of access to the report books of the mine.


Is it not a fact that His Majesty's inspector visited the mine the day before the explosion, and signed for gas being present in the place where these men were killed?

Lieut.-Colonel LANE-FOX

I cannot say.