§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Secretary for Mines whether the new regulations regarding first aid at coal mines are compulsory; and, if so, has he received any complaints concerning collieries who have failed to carry them out?
§ Mr. TURNER
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, but to the second part in the negative. These Regulations, which only came into operation a month ago, involve big changes, amounting at some collieries to a complete reorganisation of first-aid work. In some instances it has not yet been possible for this reorganisation to be carried out in the full detail required by the Regulations, but the matter is receiving the special attention of His Majesty's Inspectors, who will see that there is no unnecessary delay.