HC Deb 26 February 1924 vol 170 c274W

asked the Secretary for Mines what are the safest known methods in use in the various coal-mining countries of the world for the purpose of withdrawing timber from the gob; and will he take the necessary measures to secure their use in all the coal mines of this country?


My Department has made no special investigation into the practice in other countries in withdrawing timber from the waste, but in this country the use of a safety contrivance is already required by law, and a variety of safety contrivances are in use for the purpose.