HC Deb 07 April 1925 vol 182 c2066W

asked the Secretary for Mines the number and place of accidents in connection with coal mining in shafts, due to sinking operations, overwinding, and breakage of ropes, and on inclined planes due to breakage of ropes and runaway trams, respectively; and the number of lives lost for each year from 1884 to 1924?

Colonel LANE-FOX

This information is not available in the form in which the hon. Member asks for it, and it would be a very laborious task to compile it. I hope that he will discuss with me the possibility of meeting the object of the question in some other way.


asked the Secretary for Mines if ho has the information and, if not, will he take the necessary steps to collect the same, as to how many collieries in Germany employ winding engines with steam drive and electric drive, respectively; what is the total number of accidents due to overwinding during the last 10 years; and how many of such accidents have occurred where electric drive is used?

Colonel LANE-FOX

This information is not in my possession, but I will see whether it can be obtained.