HC Deb 26 March 1923 vol 162 cc14-5

asked the Secretary foo Mines how many colliery companies in Great Britain have established pit-head baths under Section 77 of the Coal Mines Regulation Act, 1911; how many colliery companies have established pit-head baths voluntarily; and in how many cases are pit-head baths to be erected under the miners' welfare scheme?

Lieut.-Colonel LANE-FOX

There are 11 installations of pit-head baths for workmen, and all of them, I believe, have been established voluntarily. Grants in respect of four installations have been made from the Miners' Welfare Fund. I cannot say what further applications for grants for this purpose will be made to the Miners' Welfare Committee.


In view of that answer indicating the possibilities of Section 77, will the hon. and gallant Gentleman consider the advisability of revising the Coal Mines Regulation Act so as to make pit-head baths possible wherever people express a willingness and desire for them?

Lieut.-Colonel LANE-FOX

I am quite prepared to discuss the question if the hon. Member will communicate with me about it.


Are these baths made full use of where they are established?

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