§ 13. Mr. J. GUEST
asked the Secretary for Mines how many sub-inspectors of mines have been promoted to the rank of junior inspector since the present system of appointment to these positions become operative?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Shinwell)
Since the grade of sub-inspector of mines was introduced in 1938 1912, four sub-inspectors have been promoted without examination to the grade of junior inspector, and five have been appointed to that grade as the result of an examination limited to sub-inspectors.
§ Mr. SHINWELL
Yes, Sir, I am of the opinion that they are sufficiently clastic, and do afford opportunities for promotion.
Does the hon. Gentleman consider that the inspection is sufficient in the West of Scotland?
§ Mr. HARDIE
May I submit that it must arise on the question of appointments, and can I have a definite answer, because something is about to take place in Scotland unless there is an increase of inspection in certain pits?