HC Deb 15 July 1913 vol 55 cc1082-3W

asked the Home Secretary whether he proposes to take any steps to carry out the recommendations contained in the Report of the Committee on bathing and washing accommodation for miners; and whether such accommodation has yet been provided in any part of the United Kingdom under the provisions of the Coal Mines Act of 1911?


A draft of regulations to carry out the recommendations of the Committee was issued, in pursuance of the procedure prescribed by the Second Schedule to the Act on the 9th May last. Some proposals for amendment of the regulations have been lodged by the Mining Association, but I hope these will be disposed of, and the regulations finally made, at an early date. Until the regulations have been made the requirement in the Act does not take effect.