HC Deb 09 February 1932 vol 261 c653
61. Mr. TINKER

asked the Secretary for Mines how many safety-in-mines conferences have been held; if it is his intention to have the proceedings and subjects that were discussed published and available to mine workers; and if it his intention to hold similar conferences?


The sixth district safety conference was held at Nottingham last Saturday and was attended by some 4,000 persons representative of all interests in the mining industry. I intend to hold another conference at Swansea in March and the eighth and final conference probably at Birmingham in April. Every mining area in the country will then have been covered. The proceedings at these conferences are well reported in the local Press; and the material is used in the various safety publications of my Department and in the lectures and demonstrations on a smaller scale by which the work of these large conferences is being followed up.