HC Deb 15 July 1913 vol 55 c1081W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the General Regulations under the Coal Mines Act of 1911 will be issued as finally adjusted; and whether a full opportunity has been afforded to the miners' representatives of stating their views before the Referee?


The regulations have now been made by me in accordance with the recommendations of the referee. Copies are being printed, and should be available in the course of a few days. I understand a number of representatives, both of the general body of miners and of particular sections, such as the engine winders and firemen, were present at the inquiry and were given a full hearing by the referee.