HC Deb 30 November 1938 vol 342 c401
33. Mr. George Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the increase of African labour in the mines of the Gold Coast, he will give instructions that the regulations regarding safety shall be strictly enforced in order that the occurrence of accidents through the neglect of such precautions, as recorded in the report of the chief inspector of mines, shall not again occur?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I am taking up with the Governor as a matter of great importance the question of the best means of ensuring that the regulations are strictly observed.

Mr. Griffiths

Is the Minister satisfied that there has been great laxity over this business?

Mr. MacDonald

There has been some laxity.

Mr. Griffiths

Will you put the screw on now?