HC Deb 22 March 1938 vol 333 cc985-6
33. Mr. E. Smith

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of face conveyers used in the North Staffordshire area in 1928 and the number in 1936 and 1937, and also the percentage of output conveyed in 1928, 1936, and 1937, respectively?

Captain Crookshank

As the reply involves a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the information:

North Staffordshire.
Year. Number of Percentage of Total Output of Coal Conveyed.
Coal-face Conveyors. Gate Conveyors.
1928 120 15 22
1936 266 108 89
1937 261 111 90

34. Mr. Dunn

asked the Secretary for Mines when it is proposed to publish the report of the inquiry into the causes of the explosion at the Holditch or Brymbo Colliery, North Staffordshire, on 2nd July, 1937, in which 30 men lost their lives?

Captain Crookshank

I have just received the typescript of this report, and it will be published as soon as the printing can be completed.