HC Deb 04 February 1937 vol 319 cc1766-7
56. Mr. Tinker

asked the Minister of Health whether the inspector of alkali works has made a recent report to him of the state of burning pit-heaps; and whether the owners of coal mines are trying to put out those already on fire and taking effective measures to prevent accumulations of inflammable matter that may cause fires?

Sir K. Wood

Yes, Sir. I am informed that owners of pits which have been visited are usually willing to adopt the alkali inspectors' suggestions for dealing with fires and for preventing further fires in future.

Mr. Tinker

Will there be an opportunity to raise this question in the Debate on the right hon. Gentleman's salary?

Sir K. Wood

I will consider that point and communicate with the hon. Member.