New Lount Colliery (Inspections).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons at on 18 February 1929.

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Photo of Mr William Kelly Mr William Kelly , Rochdale

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asked the Secretary for Mines the number of inspections made by his officers during 1928 at the New Lount Colliery?

Photo of Commodore Henry King Commodore Henry King , Paddington South

During 1928, nine inspections were made, of which eight were underground and one on the surface.

Photo of Mr William Kelly Mr William Kelly , Rochdale

Is this not an exceptionally small number of visits to pay to this colliery, in view of the accidents which have taken place there?

Photo of Commodore Henry King Commodore Henry King , Paddington South

No, Sir. I think the hon. Member will find that it is about the average number of visits.