§ 27. Mr. TINKER
asked the Secretary for Mines how many visits the mines inspectors have made on the afternoon and night shifts during the last three months; and what percentage they represent of the total number of visits made?
During the three months ending on 22nd June the inspectors of mines made 568 such inspections underground, 189 on the afternoon shift and 379 on the night shift, these representing over 14 per cent. of the total number of underground inspections made during that period.
§ Mr. TINKER
While appreciating that reply, which I think is a very good one, may I ask the hon. and gallant Gentleman to keep on with these inspections and also ask his inspectors to make a separate report of what they find on the afternoon and night shifts?
I will consider the latter part of the hon. Member's question. As to the first part, he may take it for granted that we shall do everything we can to see that there is adequate inspection.