HC Deb 24 April 1928 vol 216 c792
19. Mr. LUNN

asked the Secretary for Mines if he is aware that three men lost their lives as the result of an explosion at the Temple Pit, Waterloo Main Colliery, Leeds, on Friday last; and whether he proposes to set up a Government inquiry into the causes of the explosion?

Commodore KING

An exhaustive investigation into all the circumstances of this explosion is being conducted by His Majesty's inspectors of mines and also, I have no doubt, full evidence from competent witnesses will be heard at tile adjourned inquest. When this has been completed it will be my duty to consider what, if any, further action is necessary. I have reason to think that the full facts will then have been made public. If I think they have not, I will certainly consider the question of holding a further public inquiry.