22. Mr. MARDY-JONES
asked the Secretary for Mines the total number of deaths from accidents in coal mines in Great Britain for the year 1929; and what was the total number of deaths due to 14 accident under each of the following heads during 1929, and the percentage of each to the total death-roll, namely, explosions by firedamp, falls of roof and side, in shafts, and miscellaneous (underground) and miscellaneous (surface)?
§ Mr. PARKINSON (Lord of the Treasury)
I have been asked to reply, but, as the information is in tabular form, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the information:
|Place or Cause of Accident.||Deaths from Accidents at Mines under the Coal Mines Act in 1929.|
|Number.||Percentage Proportion of Total Number of Deaths.|
|Explosions of Firedamp or Coal Dust.||34||3.2|
|Falls of Roof and Sides||581||54.0|
|Other Underground Accidents.||120||11.2|