§ Mr. Leslie
asked the Home Secretary what progress has been made in the elimination of burning pit-heaps in the mining areas?
§ Sir J. Anderson
Burning pit-heaps are visited frequently by Inspectors of the Ministry of Health and of the Department of Health for Scotland, with a view to ensuring that the measures taken for quenching the fires are adequate. Substantial progress has been made in the mining areas as a whole, and the latest reports show that in England 55 heaps, which were emitting some considerable glare, have been treated and are no longer openly on fire.