§ Mr. CLOWES
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of fatal and non-fatal accidents and the percentage of the number employed which have occurred during the last 12 months at the Deep Pit, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, owned by the Shelton Iron, Steel and Coal Company, Limited; and how the percentage of accidents compares with the percentage of fatal and non-fatal accidents of other collieries in Great Britain during the same period?
§ Colonel LANE FOX
The following are the figures for which the hon. Member asks:
Accidents at Mines under the Coal Mines Act during the twelve months ended 30th November, 1927. — Shelton Deep Pit Nos. 1 and 2. Great Britain. Number of deaths from accident. 6 1,127 Number of persons seriously injured.* 26 4,655 Death rate per thousand persons employed. 2.07 1.10 Serious injury rate per thousand persons employed. 9.00 4.56 * Particulars of the less serious accidents are not yet available.
I am inquiring into the reasons for the high accident rates at Shelton Deep Pit.