§ 43. Mr. TINKER
asked the Secretary for Mines if he is aware that on 3rd March there was an explosion of firedamp at No. 3 colliery, Clock Face, St. Helens, Lancashire, causing injuries to two men; and, in view of the consequences that can arise from accidents of this character, will he have the strictest inquiry made into the cause, so that every precaution can be taken to prevent their occurrence?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Colonel Lane-Fox)
Yes, Sir. For the reasons given by the hon. Member, the inspectors of mines arc doing everything possible to find the cause of this accident.