HC Deb 20 July 1927 vol 209 cc417-8W

asked the Secretary for Mines whether the safety committee on mining has dealt with the question of shielding all detonators used in mining; if so, whether any recommendation was made; and whether he will make this compulsory where shot-firing is practised?

Colonel LANE FOX

Yes, Sir, and the recommendation was against the compulsory use of this method of shot-firing. As I have previously stated, this question has been very carefully considered, and I am satisfied that it is neither desirable nor necessary for safety to make the use of such appliances compulsory.