HC Deb 09 November 1937 vol 328 c1557
1. Mr. Short

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he proposes to take any action arising out of the report of His Majesty's Deputy Chief Inspector of Mines on explosions in coal mines in France?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Captain Euan Wallace)

I have been asked to reply. My hon. and gallant Friend is unavoidably absent and he apologises to hon. Members. I have nothing to add at present to the answer given to the hon. Member for Llanelly (Mr. J. Griffiths) on 2nd November.

Mr. Short

Will the Minister take up the question of British mines?

Captain Wallace

The hon. Member will see that a very full answer was given. I will send him a copy.

Mr. George Griffiths

Will it be possible for us to have a discussion on this report, which is one of the most important reports ever published? It shows that Britain, instead of being in the forefront, is in a backward state, and also in a state of complacency.

Captain Wallace

The hon. Member must not address that question to me.

Mr. Griffiths

Will the right hon. and gallant Member convey it to the proper quarter?

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