HC Deb 05 November 1909 vol 12 cc2247-8W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will say how many explosions have taken place in mines where naked lights are used, and the number of men killed and injured, since the last interim Report of the Royal Commission on Mines was issued?


Since the issue of the last Report of the Royal Commission on Mines on 9th September, 22 ignitions of fire-damp in naked light mines have been reported, by which 10 persons were killed and 27 injured. The ignition in each case was due to the use of a naked light. The serious explosion last week

district to engineers; and, if so, what action will he take to enforce the fair wage conditions?


The attention of the Admiralty has been called to the case in question, and the matter is now under investigation.