§ Mr. MARDY JONES
asked the Secretary for Mines what is the total number of fatal and of non-fatal accidents that occurred in the mining industry of Great Britain during 1923, arising out of the breaking of shackles connecting trams in course of transit in and about the mines; and what is the total number of such accidents due to the breaking of haulage ropes?
§ Mr. SHINWELL
Twelve persons were killed and 235 injured owing to breakages of haulage ropes or chains during 1923. Accidents due to the breaking of shackles are not separately recorded.