HC Deb 12 May 1936 vol 312 cc195-6

asked the Secretary for Mines how many workmen's pit inspections have been made since March, 1935, and up to March, 1936; in which part of the country have these inspections been regularly carried out; and what steps, if any, he is prepared to take to encourage regular workmen's inspections in all pits?


The total number of inspections made by workmen's representatives during the 12 months ending 29th February, 1936, was 3,925. The districts reporting the number of such inspections were the largest Northern and the Cardiff and Forest of Dean Inspection Divisions, with 2,291 and 808 respectively. As regards the last part of the question, I would remind the hon. Member that the attention of the Royal Commission on Safety in Coal await their report.