§ Mr. DUNCAN MILLAR
asked the Home Secretary whether he can state the number of examinations which have been held by the new Board for mining examinations, set up under Section 8 of the Coal Mines Act of 1911; the number of candidates who have come forward on each occasion; and the number of first-class and second-class certificates of competency which have been awarded?
§ Mr. McKENNA
Two examinations have been held by the new Board for Mining Examinations (November, 1912, and May, 1913). The number of candidates who presented themselves at the November (1912) examination was 332 (103 First Class, and 229 Second Class); and the number of certificates of competency awarded was 36 First Class and 69 Second Class. The number of candidates who were authorised to attend the May (1913) examination was1082W
507 (164 First Class, and 343 Second Class). The result of the May examination has not yet been received from the Examiners.