§ 10. Mr. TINKER
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is in a position to make a statement in respect of the temperature in hot and deep mines; and if the Hot and Deep Mines Committee or the Safety in Mines Research Board have come to a decision as to what the maximum temperature should be in mines?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
The matter continues to be the subject of general and practical study by a research committee, and of ameliorative action in particular cases. I have not received any recommendation in favour of fixing a maximum limit of temperature.
§ Mr. TINKER
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this is now a serious matter in mining? Therefore I would urge upon him the necessity of getting something done.
§ Mr. BROWN
I have already pointed out that action has been taken in some cases. The general object is to reduce the temperature by increasing the amount of the movement of fresh air. The details are complicated, but if the hon. Member has any particular cases in mind, I will try to give an answer if he will put down a question.