§ 2. Mr. TINKER
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of fatal accidents at mines under the Coal Mines Act for the year 1930, giving separate figures for surface and underground and showing how they compare with 1929?
§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
During the year 1930, there were 866 separate fatal accidents underground at mines under the Coal Mines Act involving 940 deaths, and 73 on the surface involving 73 deaths. The 186 corresponding figures for 1929 were 936 accidents and 996 deaths below ground and 76 accidents and 80 deaths on the surface.
§ 3. Mr. TINKER
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of fatal accidents for 1930 caused through explosions of firedamp; how many lives were lost; and the figures for 1928 and 1929?