HC Deb 18 December 1933 vol 284 cc907-8

asked the Secretary for Mines if he will state the number of accidents that have occurred at the coal face in Great Britain during 1933 and during each of the previous four years, giving separate figures for Lancishire and Cheshire?


I regret that the figures asked for are not available. I can give the numbers of fatal and nonfatal accidents due to falls of ground only at the working face during the years 1929, 1930, 1931 and 1932 for Great Britain and Lancashire respectively, and with the hon. Member's permission I will circulate the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I regret that corresponding figures for 1933 are not yet available.

The figures are as follow:

Year. Great Britain. Lancashire and Cheshire
1929 50,983 3,384
1930 47,350 3,209
1931 40,166 2,667
1932 37,152 2,425