HC Deb 12 May 1936 vol 312 cc194-5

asked the Secretary for Mines the numbers of fatal and non-fatal accidents per 1,000 men employed in the chief coal-producing countries outside Great Britain during 1935, and the corresponding figures for British coalfields as a whole and for North and South Wales separately?


I regret that the information desired is not available except in respect of fatal accidents in the British coalfields referred to, the figures for which per 1,000 persons employed are: Great Britain 1.10, South Wales 1.22 and North Wales O.68. A statement giving the fatal and non-fatal accident rates in the principal coal-producing countries over a representative period and so far as possible on a comparable basis, is, however, being pre pared at the request of the Royal Commission on Safety in Coal Mines, and I will send a copy of it to my hon. Friend so soon as it is ready.

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