Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 1st March 1934.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

As the reply involves a statistical table, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

I can best give the information on a comparable basis by relating the number of mines at work under the Coal Mines Act to the total number of inspections made at such mines and to the full number of inspectors of all grades attached to the respective divisions to make such inspections. The information on this basis is as follows: