HC Deb 14 February 1924 vol 169 cc1059-60W

asked the Secretary for Mines whether, in view of the number of accidents in mines in which workers are entombed for long or short periods, he can make Regulations under which it will be compulsory for owners to provide at specified positions in each mine reasonable stores of properly packed food with such medical and rescue equipment as may be deemed likely to be useful in such emergencies?


The Regulations already require a stretcher and first-aid box to be ordinarily kept in every fireman's district. As to the provision of boxes of food, I will certainly consider my hon. Friend's suggestion, but he will realise that it presents serious practical difficulties.

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