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Prosecutions of men for breaches of discipline, 26570 :

Admonition for minor off^ices, 26574.
Prosecution of officials or manager for neglect of duty»
practice as to, 26581 :
Court of enquiry and cancelling of certificate in

case of serious offences, 26583.
Record of such prosecutions, 26582.



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Mw South yoht—eofU.

Beport of Department of Mines for 1906^ 26395.
Safety lamps, see that title.
Shot-firing :

In coal, not practised, 26559.
Watering in neighbouriiood of a shot, 26352
{par. 2), 26559.
Special Bules, nature of and number of, 26626.
Ventilation :

Adequate ventilation, rale as to and definition

of, 26647.
Blackdamp, 26640.

Carbonic oxide given off naturally from coal,
26640.
Amount with which men may work in safety,

26643, 26646.
Analysis, 26645, 26654.
Effect of, on heakh, 26650.
Character of mines as to, amount of gas, &c.,

26442, 26546, 26648.
Safety lamps in relation to, set title Safety Lamps.
Watering in mines :

Compulsory, not advocated, 26352 (far, 2).
Danger and difficulty of, 26562.

Nature of roof in relation to, 26564.
Experience of Witness as to, 26496.
Extent of, 26557.

Thorough watering impracticable, 26563.
Kembla explosion, see that svb-heading.
Systems of,- 26558.



New Tredegar :

34455.



Accident to winding rope, 34129, 34282,



New lealand :

Coal production, small amount of, in, 26531.
Manager's certificate of competency, separate examina-
tion for, question as to, 26627.

North Wales : Witnesses giving evidence as to— Mr.
Hughes, Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Watson. {For separate
indices to their evidencey see Index II. )

Northumberland : vVitnesses representing— Mr. Coulthard
and Mr. English. (For separate indices to th eir evidence, see
Index. ID

Northumberland Miners' Mutual Confident Association :

Number of members, 24865.

Object of, 24868.

Witness representing, 24864, 24871.

Nottinghamshire : Witness representing— Mr. Bowarth.
(For separate index to his evidence, see Index II.)

Orgreaves, shaft accident at, 32079.

Output I increase in, and probable increase in future, 33771.

Overmen :

Districts, 27332, 27338, 27341, 27431.
Duties of, 20034, 20039, 20200, 27200, 27313, 27329,
27383, 27434, 27475, 27479.

Identical character of duties of night overmen
and day overmen, 27328.

Special Rules 42 and 43 as to, 27330.
Firemen working with, number of, 27334.
Hours of work, 27315, 27389, 27475.
Ironstone Mines, see that title.
Meal times, 27323.

Number of men in charge of, 27429, 27674.
Number of overmen, 27335, 27339, 27676.
Qualifications, class of man apxK)inted, &c., 35020.
Wages, 27485.

Owners, attitude of, as regards inspection of mines by
men, see title Inspection of Mines by Men, sub-
heading Owners and Managers in relation to.

Packing, suggestions as to, 27082, 27130, 27140, 27186,
30395, 30407.

Pencoed Colliery, accident at, owing to defective coupling
of wagons, 31240.

Pipes, prohibition, 37032, 37051.

Plans :

Accidents caused by defective plans and by working
beyond boundaries, 31051, 31107, 31203, 31221,
31350.
Caradog Yale, 31054, 31118, 31123, 31130, 31224.
Glenavon, 31055, 31108.
Ventilation roads, doors, &o., exhibition of plans
showing, advocated, 30413 (par. 12), 30471.
Pvovontlon off Oorruptlon A€t« application of, to prevent
tipping of hauliers by colliers, advocated, 26699



Pl'osecutions :

Managers or owners, prosecution of, 21896, 30878,
32174, 33818, 33889, 33903, 35650, 36554.

Failure of, instance of, 31130, 31140.

Number of prosecutions, 21896.
Men, prosecution of :

Advantages of, as compared with fining, see title
Fines, sttb-heading Advantages.

Coal Mines Regulation Act, prosecution is sole
form of punishment provided for in, 20733.

Cost of defence, and fines, payment of, by Trade
Unions, 21301, 21597, 21696, 21698, 21904,
21907, 22056, 23292, 23585, 23590, 36552.

Decision as to fining or prosecution, 29957, 34884,
34934, 34995, 35055, 35587, 36395.
Decision as to prosecution in Scotland, 21495.

Extent to which practised, 20700, 21895, 23289,
23707, 27662, 29826, 31435, 31959, 35423,
35427.

Offences which would be suitably punished by
fining or prosecution respectively, 20025, 20728,
20742, 21300, 29951, 30179, 30183, 32507,
34409, 34884, 35012, 35062, 35555, 36928,
37030, 37032, 37043, 37051, 37056, 37069.

Procedure in, 30708.

Reform of present system advocated, 36173.

Railway Engine Drivers, examinations for, question as to,
21150.

Rats in mines, 22503.

Rescue Work and Appliances :

Act of Parliament : Coal Mines Regulation Act,

General Rule 4 as to, 24935.
Adequacy of provision, views on this point and as to
necessity for and manner of provision, 19621
(par. 14), 19769, 19775, 19963, 20172,
23478, 24935, 26103, 25368, 25377 (pars. 10
and 11), 26521, 25664, 26849, 30468, 31490,
31771, 31860, 34188, 35201.
Catdiff Conference as to, 26854.
I Case proving necessity for provision, 35204.
Compulsory provision advocated, 31490.
Ambulance corps and instruction, 19777, 19780, 25377
(pars. 10 ar^ 11), 31490, 35486, 35541.
Encouragement of officials and workmen in,
20216a (par. 20), 25509.
r.^ Mines officials, compulsion as to holding certifi-
cates, views as to whether desirable, 24938,
25110, 25115, 35946.
Number of classes, and number of men attending,
25115, 26849.
Appliance for descending mine after accident, pro-
vision advocated, 30413 (par. 11), 30468.
Breathing apparatus, inadequate provision, 30469.
Central station advocated, 25377 (par. 10), 25521.
Cost of provision, 20173, 31778.
Spontaneous fires, mines subject to, provision of life-
saving apparatus in, advocated, 23478.
Telephonic communication between various districts

and the surface advocated, 31863.
Uniform system, impracticability of, 27191 (par. 3),
27238.

Rhymney, shot-firing accident at, 34304.

Royal Commissions, see title Commissions and Committees.

RuMish :

Freedom of roads from, desirability of, 19621 (par. 9),
19712. 19721. 20327, 21091. 21098, 28821, 23908,
23917. 23991. 24059. 25214, 25537, 25569. 30796,
30800, 30802. 31468, 31562 31976, 35137.

Packing into waste, advocated, 30996, 31024.

Safety Lamps :

Act of Parliament : Coal Mines Regulation Act, 1887,
Section 49 :
General Rule 8, 19621 (par. 12), 19836, 36994.
General Rule 9, 24888. 24916.

Compulsory introduction of, views as to, and as to
period for which desirable, 19621 (par. 12), 19761,
19828, 21179, 23336, 23403, 26352 (par. 2), 29806,
30227, 30413 (par. 9), 30460, 30939, 30957, 30992,
31003, 31497, 31503, 31780, 31981, 32428, 33818,
33889, 33902, 34135, 35105, 36991, 37228.

(See also sub-heading Inspectors, power of.)

Dispute at Dechmont CoUieiy, as to introduction of,
22466, 22475.

Distribution of: same lamp to be allotted to same
man, 27378, 30628, 30876.

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Electric relighting apparatus, 30638, 30641.
Examination before use, 27364, 27425, 36127.

Breach of this rule, 36129.

Extent to which used, 10832, 21236, 21864, 22957,

23167, 24740, 30990, 32244, 32429, 32541, 36458,

36038, 36650, 36661, 36991, 37020, 37342, 37348.

FaUs of roof and sides, number of, in relation to, 19829,

31015, 31800, 31984, 36360, 37126, 37236.
Oas, indications as to, furnished by safety lamps, see

tide Ventilation, avb-heading Safety Lamps.
Haulage accidents in relation to, 31018.
Inspectors, power of, as regards introduction, 23336,
30413 (pir, 9), 30460, 30939, 33818, 33889,
33902, 36360.
Ck)egnant Mine, explosion in, after neglect of
inspector's warning as to necessity for safety
lamps, 30923, 30927, 30936.
Keys, suggestion as to, 30624, 30865.
Light given by, 29750, 29874, 29887, 30103, 30280,

31012.
Locked lamps, 20216 (par, 22), 27541, 30507.

Screw locks, abolition advocated, 30413 ('par, 9),
30461, 30507.
Naked lights and safety lamps should not be used in

same ventilating district, 19761.
Objections to, 19828, 19832, 20216a (Tpar, 22), 20418,

21189. 23404, 23413, 31097, 31101, 31780, 31982.
OU, 19621 (yar, 11), 19749, 20077, 26352 (par. 2),
26426, 26431, 26467, 26478, 26637, 27411, 30103,
30280, 30284. 30287, 30873.
Pa3rment by men for use of lamps, 22480, 23410, 30281.
Relighting, 30413 (par, 8), 30617, 30632, 30635.
Testmg lamps and types of lamps, suggestions as to,
19748, 20216a (par. 22), 27372.
Governmental testing station, provision of, views
as to, 23484, 32820, 36995.
Types of lamps, 19621 (par. 11), 19760, 19756, 20075,
27191 (par. 1), 27210, 27511 (par. 1), 27517, 30287,
30413 (par. 9), 30732, 32428, 32436, 36469.
Wages in safety-lamp mines, 19831, 2U77, 21189,
22474, 23406, 36991, 37121.
(See also title Ventilation, sub-heading Safety Lamps.)

Sanitary Condition of Minos, 19838, 20180, 20771 (par. 11),
22497, 22621, 22852, 23491.

Sanitary Convonioncot :

Advisability of provision, views on this point, 19621
(par. 16), 19794, 20771 (par. 11), 21136, 21524,
22497, 22654, 23491, 24380, 27794, 32938,
33116, 34038, 36367, 37177.
Engine-houses, provision in, advocated, 27794.
Ck>mpulaion as to use of, views as to, 37178, 37182.
Extent of provision, 21636, 22503, 22648, 23496.
Shale Mines, 22852.
ScilOOit and Evoninf CiasiOt in Mining Districts, instruction
in mining subjects in, 26712, 26668 (pars, 1. 2 and 3),
26898, 27039, 27191 (par. 6), 27250, 27265, 27511
(par. 6), 27549, 30413 (par. 6), 30883, 30886, 33266.
34628, 36028, 36032, 36802, 36835, 36839.
Glamorganshire, see that title*

Seotlattd : Witnesses giving evidence as to — Mr. Adamson,
Mr. J. Brown, Mr. R. Brown, Mr. Gilmour, Mr. Kelly,
Mr. McPhee, Mr. Muir, Mr. Shirkie, Mr. Webb, Mr. Weir,
Mr. J. Wilson, Mr. Yorksin. (For separate indices to
evidence of each Witness, see Index II.)

Siiaft Accidonts, 23846, 23953, 24078, 24174, 24202, 24339,
24340, 25819 (par. 1), 26163. 27713 (pars. 1 and 3),
27739, 27751, 27754, 27759, 27770, 27783, 27931,
29757, 29904, 31479, 31487, 31762, 32079, 33062,
34176, 34455, 34789, 34806, 34817, 34819 :
Amount of coal raised daily in shafts, 28734.
Ashton-under-Lyn^. accidents at, 26144.
Back shafts, fitting with winding gear advocated,

24986. 24991, 24994, 25000.
Baulks to prevent cage going down into sump, 24079.
Bebside Colliery, 26819 (par. 6), 25881, 26077.
Boldon Colliery, Durham, 25819 (par. 4), 25974,

26086.
Brakes, 26089, 26095, 26163, 28176, 28281, 28404,

28754, 28818, 28823, 28833, 28845.
Breaking of winding chain, 34716, 34789, 34806,
34817, 34819.
Annealing of chains, 34206, 34810.
Examination of ropes and chains, &c., 19757,
27997, 28290, 34129, 34134, 34272, 34276, 34462,
34715, 34789, 34795, 34816, 34818, 34925.
Engine-winder, see title Engineman, winding.
Friction wheel, 28283.
Ro-capping of rope, 33218.



Shaft Accidents— con^.

Breaking of winding ch^^^-^-cont.

Safety catches for holding cages, 20216^ (par. 16),
20380, 25019, 28247, .30108, 33073, 33083.
33213, 35941.
Broomrig, accident at, 27713 (par. 1), 277?9.
Coal, placing on cage, method of, 24216.
Danger, increased, under present conditions, feeling

of men as to, 24171.
Double decks, riding on, prohibition, 33062, 33414.
Engine-winder, see title Enginemen (Winding).
Examination of engines and shaft, 27991, 27997.
Father and all his sons riding in same cage, prohibition

advocated, 24390.
Fogg's Colliery, 29855, 29892, 30108.
Gates, doors or bars to cages, 20771 (par. 8), 23845,
23940, 23953, 24019, 24072, 24078, 24086, 24340,
29757, 29904, 30018, 31487.
Houldsworth, inquiry at, 27769, 27766, 27968.
Hummerbeck Colliery, 25819 (pars. 2, 4), 25862.
Indicators, provision, 28771, 28784.
Keeps, provision :

Advisability of provision, views as to, 25819
(par. 4), 25852, 25854, 25869, 26900, 26014,
26162.
Attendant in charge of, 26863, 25856, 25864,
25902, 25972. 26016, 26018, 26020, 26076,
26087, 26166.
Landings, number of, 26014, 26071, 27948.
Mid-shaft landings, 26072, 26162.
Sudden lightening or increasing of weight, powor
to avert accident in case of, question as to,
26089, 26095.
Landing?, number of, 26014, 26071, 27948 :

Mid-shaft landings, 26072, 26162.
Loading of men should be all at one time when cage

has two or three decks, 24281.
Llynpia, brake accident at. 288c 5.
Number of accidents, 20962, 21360, 24244, 27824,
28408, 36163:
Report on, 27713 (par. 3), 27777.
Number of men riding in cage, 20871, 22146, 23866,
23965, 23976, 24038, 24092, 24223, 24265,
24347, 24352, 24385, 26133, 28346.
Board to decide this question, advocated, 24266.
Impression of men that increase is probable,
24278.
Orgreave accident, 2*1174, 24339.
Overwinding, &c. :

Brakes, see that suh-heading.
Detaching hooks (visors) or other mechanical
appliances, 20216a (par. 16), 20380, 20384,
22149, 23847, 23851, 24082, 24284, 26019,
26152, 26196, 26270, 26.S22, 27781, 27963,
28169, 28173, 28256, 28259, 28406, 29753,
29837, 29340, 33073, 33083, 35943.
Compulsorv use of, views as to, 24289, 24316,
26139, 27958, 33083.
Enginemen, see that title.

Number of accidents, 20962, 21360, 27824, 28408.
St. Helen's, 26163.
Shale Mines, see that title.

Signalling, 24177, 24206, 25819 (par. 6), 26881, 26164.
Telephone or speaking tube, suggestion as to,
28182.
Sinking shaits : distance between shafts, 20176.
Skehnersdale, 26147, 26161.

Speed of winding, 2.'<866, 23966, 23998, 24021, 24088,
24249, 24348, 28171. 29772, 29847, 29865, 29864,
29890, 29892, 30115, 30165, 30262.
Starting engine the wrong way, automatic arrangement

for prevention of, 24085.
Stokers, excessive hours of work, accident caused by,

27713 (par, 3), 27779.
Swinging cages, danger to men stepping on and of! at

mouthings, 24208, 24218.
SwinhiU Collieiy, 27931.
Time at which greater number of acoidente takes

place. 27895.
Westleigb, 26152.

Winding men against coal, objections to, 30166.
Wooden guides, use of, 25024, 29897.
Working of more than one seam in one shaft, danger
of, 24171, 24293, 24337.
Accidents caused by, 24174, 24202, 24339, 32079.
Drift bringing men to one level, suggestion as to,
24192, 24215, 24293.
Cost, question as to, 24200, 24204, 24314.
Instance of, 24201.

FaUs frota insets, WltneM knows of no tUH
of, 24207, 24214.



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Accidents :

Falls of roof and sides, 22705, 22768.
Haulage, 22683, 22739.

Investigation into under Accidents £nquiry Act,
22764.
Procurator-Fiscal, private practice as a

lawyer, objections to, 22852.
Report, verbatim, supply of copy of, free,
to relatives, advocatecC 22852.
Ambulance wagons, desirability of provision, case

proving, 22863.
Baths and facilities for changing clothes, desirability

of provision, 22861.
Explosions of gas in shale mines, number of, 22676.
Gradient of shale mines, 22726.
Haulage accidents, number of, and suggestions for

prevention of, 22683, 22739.
Ingleston, fatal accident from miss-fire shot at, 22823.
Inspection of mines by men :

Compulsory use of powers, advocated, 22S43,

22855.
Independent practical workmen advocated for

making inspection, 22843.
Owners and managers, attitude towards, 22845.
Inspection of mines by mines officials :

Appointment by employer, objections to, and
suggestion a^ to appointment and dismissal
by Government inspector and payment by
employer, 22845.
Qualifications of firemen : certificate of com-
petency advocated, 22847.
Inspectors, Home Office, number of, increase advo-
cated, 22843.
Manager's certificate of competency :
Fees, abolition advocated, 22849.
Qualifications of candidates : ** Five years'
personal experience,'' loose interpretation of,
22849.
Safety lamps, use of in, no instance of, 22675.
Sanitation, improvement advocated, provision of

sanitary conveniences, 22852.
Shaft accidents:

Act of Parliament : Coal Mines Regulation Act,
General Rule 20 as to casing, lining, or
otherwise securing shafts, 22791.
Breaking of winding ropes, 2'^701.
Examination and renew^al of winding ropes,
22700, 22702.'
Cages, bars advocated, 22848.
Examination of shaft, perfunctory character of,
and suggestions as to amendment, 22697,
• 22790, 22792.
Overwinding, compulsory preventive meaaures

advocate^ 22849.
Special Rule 48 as to examination of machinery,
ropes, &c,, amendment advocated, 22792.
Shot-firing in, 22671, 22741 :

Act of Parliament : Coal Mines Regulation Act,

application also to shale mines, 22742.
Miss-fire shots :

Accidents arising from, 22823.
Period that should elapse before men should
revisit spot, 22677, 22680, 22743, 22822.
Number of shots to be fired simultaneously, views

as to, 22751, 22756, 22815.
Person firing shot*, 22674, 22676.
Powder used chiefly, 22731.
Strum or fuse, shots fired by, 22679, 22761.
Time at which shots are fired, 22682, 22818.
Special Rules, endorsement by Joint Committee
representing employers and men, advocated.



Timbering :

Accidents from faUs of roof and sides, 22705,

22768.
Act of Parliament : CoaJ Mines Regulation Act,
General Rule 21, amendment advocated,
22768.
Inspection of roof and sides, inadequacy of,

22706, 22728, 22769.
Perfunctory nature of present timbering, 22712.
Special Rules, 22714, 22842.
Supply of timber, person bringing timber to
working face, &c., 22721, 22832.
Compulsicm on owner and manager to supply
timber at working face advocated,
22693, 22772.
Wages, readjustment in this event,
views as to, 22786.
Lengths of timber, 22693, 22774, 22828.



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Timbering — corU.

Supply of timber — corU.

Position to which timber is usually brought
by management under present system,
22772.
Systematic timbering (crowns and ranees eveiy
3 feet in travelling roads), advocated, 22705,
22766, 22833.
Uniformity of seams in relation to, 22828.
Unskilled men working alone. General Rule 39 as to,

loose interpretation of, 22849.
Ventilation :

Act of Parliament : Coal Mines Regulation Act,
General Rule 1 :
* Adequate ventilation, clearer definition advo-
cated, 22731, 22736, 22836.
Examination of air-currents, 22808.
Defect, chief, in, 22835.

Measuring of air-current, 22733, 22804, 2280S,
22839.
Frequency of, 22810, 22814.
Water for drinking, provision advocated, 22862, 22857.

Shifts, see tiUe Hours of Work.

Shot Firing :

Abolition in dusty and fiery mines, advocated, 267C7.
Accidents, 22444, 22656, 22585, 24676, 30465. 32267,

32269.
Acts. OMers, and Regulations, 22429, 27191 {par. 2).
{See also tiile Explosives in Coal Mines Order).
Between shifts, views as to, 2021GA (par, 13), 20372,
22646, 22647, 22668, 245C9, 26377 (par. 3),
25417, 25422, 26425, 25724 (par, 6), 25764,
27291, 30773, 34154, 34458, 34854, 37162.
Anthracite districts, South Wales, probable effect
in, 34464.
Charge, weight of, 34163, 34297, 25671.
Coal-cutting machineiy, shot-firing where used, 32267 :
Neglect of rule as to permission from manager,
32280.
Danger of permitted explosives, 35937.
Detonator and explosive, person having charge of ;
supply of detonators to men, etc., 20216a (par. 14),
20366, 20582, 22441, 22548, 22552, 22654, 22688,
22666, 22669, 22661, 30777, 31816, 32264, 34168,
34300 34317 34742.
Drilling,' stemm'ing and charging, 22438, 22670, 22573,
22575, 27191 (jar. 2), 2'"/ 221, 27272, 27274, 27622,
l 30744, 30767, 30770, 30781, 31814, 32262, 36046,
i 36141, 36162.
Electricity, ehot-firing by, 22443, 22448, 2£666, 24796,

24799, 30776.
Explosives, see th€U title.

Explosives in Coal Mines Order, see that title.
Extent to which practised, 21811, 21866, 22437, 24796,

25416, 36039.
Gates, in8i)ection by shot-fircrs, 20216a (jar. 8), 20288.
In the coal, 27278, 34867.
Ironbtone Mines, see that title.
Miss-fire shots, 20216a (par. 14), 20370.
Naked light mines, use of explosives in, 23160, 231 82»

37049. »

Notice to manager or under-manager and permission
before shots are fired, 22668, 26431, 27282, 27286,
30765, 32280, 34297, 36670, 36673.
Number of shots fired :

One only at a time, interval before another ^hot

is fired, 27292.
Report of number firea daily, 32285.
Person firing shots :
Age of, 37162.

Appointment of special official or man, practice
in this respt^ct, and views as to whether
desirable, 20216a (par. 14), 20366, 21866,
22431, 22444, 22449, 22654, 22675, 22583,
24400, 24406, 24421, 24429, 24431, 24508,
24671, 24574, 24578, 24633, 24795, 24801,
26308, 26724 (par. 6), 30413 (par. 10),
30462, 30762, 3G770, 32267, 34168, 34847,
35616, 36935, 36046, 37150, 37162.
Certificate for shot-firer, views as to whether
desirable, 32269, 34847, 36935.
Offences in shot-firing which might be punished

by fining, 37030, 37048.
Single individual carrying both explosive and
detonator, views as to, and aa to issue of
detonators to men, 20216a (par. 14), 20366,
20582, 22441, 22548, 22562, 22564, £2588, 22656,
22669, 22661, 30777, 31816, 32264, 34168,
34300, 34317, 34742.

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Shot Firinc— conj.

Safety lamp mine^, shot-firing in, 22545, 22547,

27541.
Shale Mines, see that title.

Storage of explosives in mine, contraiy to regula-
tions, 25811, 27786 and note.
Time aUotted to, 25421, 25432.
Ventilation, insufficient to clear away the smoke from

powder, 22302.
Watering in neighbourhood of a shot, 26352 {par. 2).
WitJidrawal of men during, 33119 :

Interval before men are allowed to enter place
where shot has been fired, 27290.
(iSfee also title Explosives.)

Shropshirt : Witness giving evidence as to — Mr. Latham.
{For sej)arate index to his evidence, see Index II. )

Sifnals :

Improved methods, suggestion as to, 31343.
Separate code, when haulage engine is bringing coal

from two separate districts, advocated, 35101.
Shafts, signalling in, 24117, 24206, 25819 {par. 5),

25881, 26164.
Telei^one or speaking tube, suggestion as to,
28182.
Small Coal, deposit of, in goaf or waste, objections to, 32113,
32226, 32272, 35365.

Smoklnc, prohibition, 37032, 37051.

Somersetshlri Minors' Assaeiation : Witness representing
— ^Mr. Whitehouse. {For separate index to his evidence,
see Index II.)

80!it]i Staffor«teliira and East Worcestershire : Witness
giving evidence as to — ^Mr. Manscll. {For separate index
to his evidence, see Index II.)

South Wales and Monmouthshire : Witnesses representing
— Mr. Davies, Mr. Evans, Mr. Griffiths, Mr. Harris,
Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Jenkins, Mr. D. W. Morgan, Mr.
J. D. Morgan, Mr. W. G. Morgan, Mr. Powell, Mr.
Richards, Mr. Roach, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Williams, Mr.
Winstone. {For separate indices to their evidence, see
Index II.)

South Wales Colliery Offieials' Association :

Number of members, 27296 :

Officials in Rhondda, Merthyr and Aberdare
Valleys, 26712.
Witnesses representing, 27295, 27297, 27612.

Southern District, sub-division advocated, 19631.

Special Rules :

Advertisement of new rules before establishment,
views as to, 23663, 25492, 25708, 25710, 30727,
31720, 33703, 33964, 35665.
Application to all new mines subsequently opened in

district advocated, 20771 {par. 5), 33587.
Arbitration, principle of retention advocated, 19930,

20568, 20570, 20575, 21568, 30723, 33590, 33690.
Banksman, rules as to, 26867, 26870, 25906, 25908.
Board for consideration of, before introduction,
26485, 25501, 25702, 33584, 33683, 33716, 33860,
33959, 33967, 34057, 36944.
Codification and simplification, views as to, 27191
{par. 6), 27243, 27511 {par. 6), 27639, 30447, 33680.
Communication between men and Home Office,

possibility of, 30446.
Copies of rules, supply of, to men, 19621 {par. 6),
19698, 19927, 25377 {par. 7), 25506, 27242, 27541,
28457, 28607, 28612, 30413 {par. 6).
Embodiment in General Rules, views as to, 20216a

{par. 11), 20317, 33689.
Discussion between men and owners, or between
men's representatives and owner's repreaent-a-
tives, before introduction, views as to, 19701,
19708, 19929, 20216a {par. 10), 20313, 20555,
20561, 20702, 20716, 20771 {par. 5), 21279,
21463, 21475, 21669, 21826, 21919, 22014,
22121, 22848, 23582, 23643, 23662, 23665, 23673,
25377 {par. 6), 26486, 26702, 27070, 27120,
27330, 29811. 30131, 30198, 30413 {par. 6),
30443, 30721, 30907, 31440, 31716, 31870,
32026, 32041, 32077, 32412, 32513, 32601,
32812, 32863, 32870, 33025, 33041, 33709,
33723, 33782, 33956, 34096, 34264, 36097,
35436, 35526, 35526, 36660, 36013, 36022,
36624, 36935, 36957, 37207, 37298.
Leicestershire Warwickshire Nottingham and
Derbj Special Rules, revision, inadequate
opportunity to men to make known their views,
36936.
Shropshire rules proving necessity for, 33025.



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