HC Deb 14 November 1927 vol 210 c628
54. Mr. HARDIE

asked the Prime Minister whether he has yet received from the Committee investigating the use of the gus in British coal mines any Report; and, if so, when it is to be published?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Colonel Lane Fox)

I have been asked to reply. The investigation is proceeding with all speed, but I understand that it is not likely to be completed for some months


Are the Government not ashamed of thinking that something which is so obviously uncivilised and unchristian should require investigation by a Committee 1 Do they not feel ashamed that in a Christian State, so-called, it should be necessary to appoint a Committee to investigate a case where men naked and with ropes round their waists are hauling boxes of coal through a mine. Is that not an uncivilised and unchristian state of affairs? [HON. MEMBEES: "Order!"]