HC Deb 30 June 1927 vol 208 cc573-4

asked the Secretary for Mines how many men were injured by the outburst of gas in the Ponthenry colliery; and whether the precautions which were recommended by the committee of inquiry into the last outburst at this colliery have been observed?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Colonel Lane Fox)

An outburst of gas and small coal occurred at the colliery on Tuesday last, when 150 men were below ground. Earth movements gave about 10 minutes' warning, and all the men were able to reach safety without injury, except that two or three were slightly gassed. The precautions laid down as the result of inquiries following the outburst in September, 1924, were observed.