HC Deb 21 June 1933 vol 279 c762
38. Mr. TINKER

asked the Secretary for Mines if the committee set up to in vestigate the prevention of accidents due to overwinding have completed their inquiries; and, if so, when the report will be issued?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Ernest Brown)

The committee referred to is actively pursuing its investigation and evidence has been taken from a number of witnesses. Many witnesses still have to be heard and in view of the wide scope of these and other inquiries which must be made to ensure an effective examination of this complex problem, some considerable time must elapse before the committee can be expected to submit its report.


Could the hon. Gentleman give an approximate date when the inquiries will be completed, say, two or three months, when I could repeat the question?


I could not attempt to give any forecast, but we are going to probe this thing in every direction.