§ 90. Mr. CLIMIE
asked the Secretary for Mines if he will, in the interests of the safety of men, be prepared to make the necessary alteration in General Rule 47 of the Coal Mines Act that the official defined in that Act as intermediate between the firemen and under-manager should be required to hold at least a second-class certificate of competency?
§ Mr. SHINWELL
This question was very thoroughly considered in 1921, and again by my predecessor towards the end of last year; and the decision was adverse 2135 to the proposal. But I shall, of course, be glad to consider any representations that may be made to me on the subject.