HC Deb 22 March 1938 vol 333 cc987-8
38. Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has further considered the report of the investigation by his officers into the comparative freedom of the French coalfields from explosions; and whether, as a result of such further consideration, he has issued any new regulations to raise the level of safety in British mines to that of the French mines?

Captain Crookshank

The only information I can usefully add to that contained in the answer I gave to the hon. Member on 2nd November last, is that discussion of the draft General Regulations, referred to in the first part of that answer, has been actively proceeding with representative organisations of the industry. A

not the last report of the Welfare Committee deplore the fact that they had not sufficient funds to provide these baths?

Captain Crookshank

Perhaps the hon. Member will study the fairly full reply that I have just given, and will bear in mind the fact that the last words of it were: This problem is receiving consideration.

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