HC Deb 01 June 1937 vol 324 cc834-5
15. Mr. Sexton

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he will give facilities for the extension of the powers of inspectors appointed by the workmen under Section 16 of the Coal Mines Act of 1911, so that workmen may be withdrawn from any part of a mine when, in the opinion of the local mines inspectors, there is a breach of the Coal Mines Regulation Act and/or there is danger, from whatever cause, to any workmen?

Captain Crookshank

The question of the appropriate powers to be assigned to workmen's inspectors is under the consideration of the Royal Commission, and I must await their report.

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