§ 67. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Secretary for Mines how many fatal accidents occurred in the coal and iron mines of the United Kingdom during the year 1925; and how many persons lost their lives?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Colonel Lane Fox)
The number of fatal accidents at such mines in 1925 was 1,048, and the number of persons who lost their lives was 1,134.
§ Mr. R. RICHARDSON
Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that at least one of those accidents occurred in a mine through a man being ordered to go into a place where timber had been knocked out by accident and not replaced?