HC Deb 17 May 1927 vol 206 c1004W

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he proposes to introduce legislation making the provision of pithead baths compulsory, either immediately or at the end of some period to be laid down by Statute; and, if the latter, what such period will be?

Colonel LANE FOX

No Sir, legislation has already been passed, in the Mining Industry Act, 1926, to secure the provision of pithead baths from the Miners' Welfare Fund, augmented by a levy on royalties. This follows the recommendation of the Royal Commission, and I do not anticipate that any further legislation on the subject will be necessary.