§ Mr. OWEN
asked the Home Secretary whether, seeing that there have been five fatal accidents in quarries in Carnarvonshire during the last five weeks, he can say when it is proposed to put into force the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Mines and Quarries Act?
§ Lieut.-Colonel LANE-FOX
I have been asked to reply. A revised code of special rules for quarries, giving effect to the principal recommendations of the Royal Commission on Metalliferous Mines and Quarries, has been under discussion for some time and will be completed as soon as possible. Delay has arisen from the necessity for full consultation with the interests affected and from the pressure of other urgent matters.