Mr. David Adams
asked the Secretary for Mines what steps he proposes to take with regard to the increase in the number of accidents to coalminers, reportable by reason of seriousness of injury, in the mines of the Northern division; and what compensation is being paid to the 50 miners injured under this heading in 1937 and the 64 injured in 1938?
§ Mr. Lloyd
While the number of persons seriously injured by miscellaneous underground accidents in the Northern division in 1938 was higher than in 1937, I am pleased to note that there is a substantial reduction in the number of persons killed. I regret that information in reply to the latter part of the Question is not available.