§ Mr. STANTON
asked the Secretary for Mines if his attention has been called to the Douglas patent shield for the use of miners; is he aware that this safety shield has been seen and approved by the members of the guild of Pontypridd mining students; and will he have the shield given a trial with a view to its adoption in mines?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
Yes, Sir, my attention has been drawn to this device, and I have received a copy of the resolution passed by the guild of Pontypridd mining students with reference to it. The shield is being tried in a South Wales mine, and the result of the trial will be watched.