HC Deb 25 January 1937 vol 319 c570
50. Mr. Lyons

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he will publish the evidence given at the investigation into the Gresford Colliery disaster?

The Secretary for Mines (Captain Crookshank)

A typescript copy of the evidence has been available in the Library for some time past. The evidence is very long, and I do not propose to publish it.

Mr. Morgan Jones

Is not this evidence of sufficient importance, from the point of view of those outside, to warrant its publication?

Captain Crookshank

No, Sir. I think that, if the House will await the report, they will see that that is so. The evidence is extremely voluminous; it covers 38 volumes of typescript.

Sir Arnold Wilson

Will my hon. and gallant Friend consider providing an index to the 3,000 pages of typescript? It would be of great assistance.

46. Mr. G. Griffiths (for Mr. J. Griffiths)

asked the Prime Minister whether he will arrange for the House to have time to discuss the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the causes of the Gresford Colliery disaster?

The Prime Minister

Until the reports have been published early next month, I am not in a position to make any statement.