§ 19. Mr. T. SMITH
asked the Secretary for Mines how many explosions occurred in coal mines during 1930, 1931 and 1932, and the number of lives lost as a result of these explosions?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
During the year 1930, there were 18 colliery explosions involving loss of life, the total number of deaths being 70. The corresponding figures for 1931 were 12 explosions and 107 deaths, and for 1932, 13 explosions and 69 deaths.