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Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Mining Industry (Boldoncolliery).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 17th March 1926.

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Photo of Mr Robert Richardson Mr Robert Richardson , Houghton-le-Spring

Is it not a fact that places must stop where gas has been prevalent for some hours, so that the places can be cleared, and that where firedamp becomes prevalent the places must be stopped? Is the Minister aware that a large number of places have been reported by the local mines inspectors every time they went down because gas was prevalent in the mines?