HC Deb 17 June 1924 vol 174 c1960W

asked the Secretary for Mines if he is aware that the leaflet issued by the Mines Department on safety first draws attention only to accidents where the workmen have been at fault; and will he inquire why his has been done, seeing there are many instances where accidents have been caused through the management neglecting to do their duty?


My hon. Friend misconceives the object of this leaflet. It is not to apportion blame for accidents but to lessen the number of those attributable to a particular cause, namely, lack of precaution by workmen and officials.

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