HC Deb 14 February 1972 vol 831 cc19-20W
Mr. Denzil Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list those recommendations, contained in the inspector's report into the Cynheidre Colliery accident, which are to be implemented and are not to be implemented, respectively.

Sir J. Eden

All the recommendations are to be implemented. Those relating to the general layout and coursing of ventilation, advance boring, sampling and determination of the desorption ratio of the coal are subject to the conclusion of satisfactory trials; the breathing aids to be provided and the development of specially designed individual breathing apparatus are under consideration by the Joint Committee on Outbursts of Coal and Firedamp; loudspeaker communications are being installed throughout the Cynheidre/Pentremawr Colliery workings, and the joint committee is reviewing inducer firing techniques.

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