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37043, 37056, 37069.
Posting up of notices of fines, 37032, 37043,

37051.
Procedure in fining, 37043.
Scale of, none agi^ed to, 37042.

Houses of Miners :

Baths, change of clothes, &c., facilities for, 37001.
Class of house, ownership, &c., 37003.

Inspection of Mines by Msn :

Appointment : pa} m^nt by Government of men

making this inspection advocated, 36921.
Extent to which practised, 37022.
Owners, reprisals by, possibility of, 37023.

inspection by Mines Officials :

Districts, size of, 37149.

Hour at which inspection is made, 37012, 37136.
Qualifications of deputies, age, &c., 37151.
Two shifts working consecutively, inspection
between, advocated, 36926, 37014.

Inspectors, Home Office :

Number of inspections desirable, 36918.
Number of inspectors, increase advocated, 36918.
Working miners, appointment as additional

inspectors advocated, 36921.
Should be eligible for higher grades if able

to pass engineering examination, 36925.

Managers : fining by inspectors, views as to whether
desirable, 370^.

Manager's Oertiflcate of Competency, Examination for :

Board, constitution advocated, 37170.
Uniform papers and standard advocated, 37172.

Qyaliflcatlons of Witness, 36917, 37123.

Safety Lamps :

Accidents from falls of roof and sides more likely
to happen when safety lamps are used, 37125.

Extent to which used, 36991, 37020.

General Rule 8, as to, adequacy of, 36994.

Testing station, Governmental, views as to whether
desirable, 36995.

Wages in safety-lamp mines, 36991, 37121.

Sanitary Conveniences, provision of, in roadways
advocated, 37177.
Special Rule and compulsory use of, views as to
whether desirable, 37178, 37182.

Shot-Urine :

Between shifts nut advocated, 37152.

Danger non-existent in naked-light mines, 37049.



LOVETT, Mr. l„^cotU.
Sbot-Firing^con^.

Offences in which Height be punished by fining,

37030, 37048.
Person firing shots, 37150, 37152.

Smolcing, prohibition, 37032, 37051.

Special Rules:

Introduction of:

Consultation of men: inadequate under
present conditions, 36935, 36957.
Board consisting of inspectors, managers,
workmen and workmen's representa-
tives advocated, 36944.
Unifoim application, rules for, question
as to method of introduction, 36945.
Notices, posting up, 37032, 37043, 37051.
Number to be observed by staUmen, underground

workmen and boys, 37066.
Punishment of breaches of, see title Fines.

Stallmen : Qualifications desirable, 37116, 37129.
Timbering, advanced, right to set, advocated,
36968.

Timbering :

Difficulty with Home Office inspector as to,

36968, 36978, 37106.
Distances, 36973.

Person setting, 36968, 37116, 37129.
Supply of, importance of, 37129.
SyBtematic timbering, views as to, 36968, 37106,

37111.

Unskilled Men, employment in mines, 37131.

Ventilation :

Adequacy of in Witness's district, 36998, 37020,
37026.
No explosions due to gas during last 10
years, 36982, 36991.
Method of working in relation to, 37142.

McPHEE, Mr. RICHARD, Manager at Both^^ell
Park Colliery, near Glasgow. {See quedtions
22863X- 22910.)

Foreigners, employment of:

Accidents, number of, in relation to, 22863a,
22871, 22876.

Efficiency and discipline, 22863a, 22865, 22873,
22906.

English language, knowledge of, 22886, 22899,
22902.

Isolation, extent to which practised, 22904.

Manner of introduction, 22863a, 22868.

Number of foreigners at Bothwell Park Colliery,
22863a, 22887.

Period of work in this country, 22882.

Races represented, 22863a, 22890.

Reading and writing their own language,
question as to, 22872, 22898.

Special Rules, translation, posting up and circu-
lation of, 22863, 22871, 22889, 22897.

Wages, 22863a, 22869.

Qnalillcationt of Witness, 22863a, 22864.

MANSELL, Mr. T., Secretary, South Staffordshire
and P^ast Worcestershire Miners' Association.
{See questions, 36574—36916.)

Aecidtnts :

Charter-master system* number of accidents
under. 36661. 36720, 36784, 36826.

Unskilled labour, emplo3rment of, in relation to,
36828, 36866.

Wages system in relation to, 36741, 36797.

Ankylootomiasis :

Occurrence improbable in South Staffordshire

District, 36665.
Temperature of mines in relation to, 36876.

Batht and facilities for drying clothes, provision at
collieries unnecessary in Black Country, 36844.

Black Damp :

Extent to which prevalent in Black Country,

36882, 36887, 36897.
Gob fires, effect of black damp on, 36889, 36896.
Testing of Doof, difficulty of, owing to, 36897.



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B«yt :

Oommencement of work at mine : class of work

&o., 36833.
Schools : training of boys in, in mining subjects

not practised in Black Country, 36835.

Butty Sytttm, see Charter-master System.

Obwrter-maittr 8ytttm :

Accidents, number of, under, 36661, 36720.

36784, 36825.
Description of systems, 36667, 36672, 36866,
36870.
Proportion of mines worked under each
system, 36908.
Extent to which practised, 36707, 36796, 36861.
Period that system will probably continue,
36855.
Inspection, increased, probable reduction of evils

of this system in event of, 36870.
Inspection of mines on behalf of men, employment
of men from other collieries for, probable ob-
jection of charter-masters to, 36738.
Man appointed by to overlook men virtually
manager of mine, 36667, 36679, 36709,
36816.
Qualifications, defective, 36681.
Qualifications of charter-master: type of man,
suggestions as to certificate of competency,
Ac, 36671, 36674, 36766, 36906.
Appointment of such men as working-class
inspectors undesirable, 36762,36768, 36771.
Size of collieries in relation to, 36906.
Timber purchase of, varying custom, as to, 36716.
Unskilled men, employment ot, 36822.

Chtckweiehertf not employed in Black Country, 36739.

OlastM for men in mining subjects, 36839.

GotI Mines Act, breaches of regulations of, 36683.

Haiiiac6i mechanical : increased use advocated as less
dangerous than horse haulage, 36647, 36706.

Houttt off MiiMn :

Baths and drying of clothes, facilities for in, 36844.
Character of, and private ownership, 36844.
Distance from pit, 36845.

Impeetion of Mines by Men :

Abolition possible in event of increase in number
of Home Office inspectors, 36596, 36696.

Appointment of two men in a district to give
whole time to this inspection, 36602.

Cost of to be borne by men themselves, 36604.

Not practised in Black Country, 36689, 36696,
36695; 36700, 36735. '

Owners, reprisals by, possibiHty of, 36597, 36698,
36735.

Qualifications of men making this inspection, ex-
tension of to include men employed at other
collieries, views as to, 36738.

Inspeotion of Mines by Mines Officials :

Charter-master system, in relation to, 36667,

36679, 36709, 36816.
Districts, size of, 36612.
Duties of firemen, limitation advocated, 36618.
Qualifications of fireman, class of man appointed,

desirability of certificate of competency, &c.,

36608, 36613, 36615.

Inspectors, Home Office :

Adequacy of, views as to, and as to what consti-
tutes adequate inspection, 36587, 36691, 36748,
36763, 36774, 36804.

Number of inspections, increase advocated, 36691,
36646, 36691, 36694.

Number of inspectors, increase advocated, 36678,
36594, 36694, 36719.

Working miners, appointment as additional in-
spectors, views as to, 36590, 36594, 36748,
36807.

Managers :

Adequacy of as regards personal efficiency ; diffi-
culty arising from number of pits under control
of one man, 36669, 36678, 36763.



MAHSELL, Mr. J.^cofU.

QiiaiiflcatiORS of Witness, 36574, 36665, 36701.

8afety Lamps :

Licreased use of advocated, 36650.
Introduction when necessary, 36651.

Special Rules : introduction of, working of present
system, and views as to desirability of consulting
men, 36621, 36624.

Staffordshire, accidents in, statistics as tQ, 36661,
36720, 36784.

Temperature an J Dspth off Minis in relation to anky-
lostomiasis, 36876.

Thicknees off Seam and consequent dangerous nature
of mines in Black Country, 36686, 36728, 36789,
36897.

Knowledge necessary for min working in, 36811.

Nature of roof in thick seams, 36813.

TImberinf :

Accidents from falls of roof and sides, number

of in Staffordshire, 36661, 36720, 36784.
Charter-master system in relation to, 36662,

36686, 36716.
Importance of, in thick seam^, 36686, 36732.
Inspection, increased, would increase efficiency of,

36643.
Person setting and supervising, 36646, 36684»

36729.
Special Rules, 36636, 36638.

Unskilled Labour, employment of :

Accidents, number of in relation to, 36828.
Classes from which men are drawn, 36831.
Extent of, in Staffordshire, 36821.

Charter-master system, increase by, 36822,
36866.

Ventilation :

Adequate, difficulty as to high standard of, 36888.
Gob fires and black damp, 36880, 36884, 36888,

36897.
Stopping of, practice as to, in Black Country*



WafeSi system of, effect of on number of accidents,
36741, 36797.



MARRIOTT, Mr. WALTER, Derbyshire Miners'
Association. (See qwstions 23777 — 24145.)

Aeeidtnfii :

Falls of roof and sides, 23901.
Haulage, see thai tiUe,
Shaft aooidente, see that U&e.

Baths and facilities for changing dothes at pit-head,

provision advocated, 241^.
Cabin for drying clothes of men employed in

sinking, 24137.
Houses of miners in relation to this neoes8ity»

24134, 24143.



Manager's GertMlcale of Competency: examination
system, adequacy of, 36653



I wages paid by, 24119.

Derbyshire Miners' Association, objects of, number of
members, rules, &;c., 23778.

Haulage Accidents, prevention of, suggestions as to^
23820:

Accidents in 1905 and 1906 arising from narrow-
ness of roads, 24063.

Chains, 24070.

CUpe, 23830, 23928, 24070.
Illustrations, 23835, 23932.

Drags on back stays, 23840.

Compulsion as to, advocated, 23842.

Distance between roads in endless rope haulage
system, 23835, 23919.

Report to inspector not always made in oases of
minor accidents, 24061.

Rubbish accumulation, 23821, 23908, 23917,
23991, 24059.

Trailers, 23935, 24068.

Width of roads, 23820, 23908, 23921, 23991,
24062.

Houses occupied bj^ mmers, 24134 :

Witness knows no instance of single-roomed
houses, 24143.

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IntpMtioii of MinM by Mines Officials :

Continuous work of firemen, question as to, 24129.

Importance of firemen, 24098.

Qualifications of firemen, desirability of certificate

of competency, 23874, 24097, 24109.
Wages of firemen as compared with coal-getters,

24119.

InspsctorSp Homo Offios :

Adequacy of number of inspections : number of
times that Witness has seen inspector inspecting,
24047.
Cages, number of men riding in, fixing by
inspectors advocated, 23866, 23964,
23970, 23976, 24038.
Responsibility of manager in this event,
24042.
Timbering of gateways and roadways, distances
to be specified by, views as to whether desirable,
23784, 23792, 23882, 24049.

Motailitoroiis Minos, facilities for washing and drying
clothes provided for men in, 24140.

Qynliflcations of Witness, 23777, 23972, 24045.

8liaft Aceitenis, prevention, views as to, 23845.

Automatic arrangement to prevent man starting

engine wrong way, question as to, 24085.
Cages:

Accidents (men falling out), number of,

23953, 24078.
Baulks to prevent cage going down into

sump, 24079.
Gates to, advocated, 23845, 23940, 24019,
24072.
Jumping out would be impossible, 24072,
24085.
Number of men riding in ;

Decision should not rest with inspectors,

23866, 23965, 23976, 24038.
Limitation advocated, 24092.
Maximum, present, 23965, 23979.
Overwinding :

Automatic arrangement for slackening speed,

23851.
Props in head-gear to prevent cage falling
down shaft after, 23847, 24082.
Speed of winding, limitation advocated, 23855,
23956, 23998, 24021, 24088.
Expert evidence should be taken on this point,
23856.

TImborinf :

Aocidente from falls of roof and sides :
Number of, in Derbyshire, 23901.
Report of, not always madJe, 23903.
Contractors, system of, 23989.
Distances in gateways and roadways, fixing by
manager after consultation with Inspector,
advocated, 23783, 23792, 23795, 23882, 24049.
Inadequacy of, as at present practised, 24117.
Responsibility for, 24113.
Special Rules:

Adequacy of as regards working face, 23799.
Application to roadways and gateway?
advocated, 23781, 23800, 23882.
Systematic timbering of gateways and roadways

advocated, 23781, 23882, 24053.
Withdrawal of timber :

Discretion to stallman as to, suggestions as

to, 23801, 24008, 24101.
Gablock and chain, use of, 23809, 23813.
Special Rule as to, non-existent, 24018.



MORGAN, Mr. DAVID WATTS, Ageot, Rhondda
Valley District, South Wales Miners* Federation.
(See qaestims 30413-31031.;

Accidents :

Falls of roof and sides, 30451, 30521, 30537,
30540.

Airways, Rtturn, use of, as travelling roads advocated,
30614, 30784, 30799.

Goal Mines Rtfulation Act, Section S9, as to appoint-
ment of inspectors, 30697.

Disciplirt, improvement in, would result from limita-
tion of duties of officials, 30413 (jtar. 4), 30437.

Eltctrfc Rt-IIgliting Apparatus for safety lamps
30638, 30641.



MORQAN, Mr. D. W.—con/.
Eneint Planss :

Men and boys travelling on, during working
shift, prohibition advocated, 30413 ipar. 8),
30459, 30496, 30614, 30784, 30799.

Rubbish accumulations, 30796, 30800, 30802.

Enfirt-windtr, certificate of competency for, views
as to whether desirable, 30691, 30695.

Expitsives :

Shot-firing, see thai title.

Supply of, by owners advooated,]30413 {par. 10).

Pints:

Abolition advocated, 30442, 30704.

Advantages of prosecution as compared with

fining, 30413 {par. 5), 30439, 30704, 30720,

30863.
Extent to which inflicted, 30861.
OT^ners, infliction of fines on, by inspectors,

witness knows no instance of, 30879.

Gtrmany : Apparatus for re-lighting lamps, 30633.

HaHlage Roatfs :

Men and boys travelling on, during working
shift, objections to, 30413 {par, 8), 30459, 30496,
30784, 30799.

Rubbish accumulations, 30796, 30800, 30802.

Width of, increase advocated, 10413 {par. 8),
30456, 30612, 30795.

H tars if Worlr, Rhondda Valley, 30556 : sr^VfllP
Lewis Merth3rr and Cambrian Collieries,i^30557.

inspection of Mines by Men :

Abolition, possibility of, if working miners were

appointed as additional Home Omce Inspeotors,

30429, 30701.
Appointment of men to make this inspection,

30413 {par. 1)
Closing of parts of mine during, possibility of,

30890.
Cost of, attitude of Miners' Federation as to

defraying, 30413 {par. 2), 30611.
Extent to which practised, 30413 {par. 2), 30428,
. 30575, 30889.

Preparations made by officials, 30891.
Reports, effect on, of fear of reprisals, 30578,
30612.
Instance of man asked to inspect mine again
after adverse report, 30579, 30599, 30608.
Value of, views as to, 30576.

Inspection of Mines by Mines Offlciais : :

Adequate inspection impossible under existing
conditions, 30413 {par. 3), 30432, 30529, 30570,
30811.
Assistance to firemen by master hauliers, objection

to, 30545.
Attitude of firemen towards owners and towards

workmen, 30669, 30831.
Districts, size of, reduction advocated, 30413

{par. 3), 30432, 30474, 30529, 30543.

Duties, hours of work of firemen, and suggestions

as to limitation of duties to inspection,

30437, 30475, 30534, 30549, 30557, 30857.

Lewis Merthyr Collieries, arrangement as to,

30557.

Number of firemen, increase in, less desirable than

decrease in size of districts, 30543.
Qualifications: certificate of competency, views
as to whether desirable, 30690, 30695.

inspsctors, Home Office : -■

Adequate inspection impossible under existing

conditions, 30413 {par. 1), 30570, 30811.
Attitude of, towards employers and workmen,

30669, 30831.
Chief inspector, appointment advocated, 30415,

30418.
Complaints to, reluctance of miners to make,

30821.
Districts, size of, reduction advocated, 30415,



Efficiency of inspectors, 30653, 30896.
Name of inspector, 30650.
Number of inspections, and number advocated,
30701, 30813, 30893.
Preparations before inspection, 30891.



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Inspicton, Home OfRce— con<.

Number of inspectors, and increase advocated,
30413 {par, 1). 30414, 30807.
Power of Secretary of State to appoint
additional inspectors, 30697.
Qualifications : certificate of competency, views

as to whether desirable, 30690, 30695.
Surprise inspections, desirability of, 30891.
Working miners, appointment as sub-inspectors
advocated, 30417, 30419, 30429, 30574,
30658. 30676, 30817.
Appointment, authority for, 30420, 30675
Number required, 30425.
Qualificaticms, 30678, 30688, 30897.
Reasons why men desire inspectors of this

type, 30821, 30827.
Salaries, 30423.
Status. 30659.

Lamps, see Safety Lamps.

iHan or Diagram showing ventilation, roads, doors
&o., suggestion as to, 30413 {par. 12), 30471. -,

ProMCution :

Advantages of, as compared with fining, 30413

{par. 5), 30439, 30704, 30720, 30863. rt
Owners, prosecution of, views as to, 30878. • -'
Procedure in, 30708. ^ -li -| H H

Qaaliflcationt of Witness, 30413a,;J30433, 30609.

HMcatWork: ' t^^^j^l^^ie^

Appliances for descending mine after accident

or explosion, provision advocated, 30413

(par. 11), 30468.
Pneumataphors, inadequate provision of, 30469.

tafaty Lamps :

Accidents arising from men opening lamps, 30507.
Compulsoiy provision and right to inspectors to

compel use of, advocated, 30413 {par. 9), 30460.
Distribution of, each man to have ihe same lamp

allotted to him, 30628, 30876.
J Keys, suggestion as to, 30624, 30865.

Oil supplied free by owners, 30873.
Be-lighting, 30413 {par. 8), 30617, 30632, 30635.
Screw locks, abolition advocated, 30413 {par. 9),
1^30461,30507.

Type, standardised, advocated, 30413 {par. 9),
r 30732.

ackoolMEItmtfftary, in mining districts, instruction
of boys in Special Rules at, advocated, 30413
{par. 6), 30885.

Glamorgan County Council Evening Classee,
30887.

Proportion of boys becoming miners, 30883.

mial-flring : ii
,- Accidents, number of, 30465. 5 1
Between shifts, 30773. -I

Drilling, charging and stemmingr^0744, ^30767,

30770, 30781.
Electricity, firing by, 30776.
Explosive used, 30775.
Notice to under-manager, 30765.
Person firmg shot, 30762, 30770.

Appointment of special shot-firer advocated,

30413 {par. 10), 30462.
Detonator and explosive, care of, 30777.

tpwial RulM :

Carrying out of, difficulty of, owing to defective

framing, 30447.
Copies of, supply to men. 30413 {var. 6).
Introduction of :

Advertisement of proposed Rules by Home

Office, views as to this suggestion, 30727.
Arbitration, 30723.

Consultation between men's representative
and manager advocated, 30413 {par. 6),
30443,30721,30907.
Communication between men and Home

Office as to, possibility of, 30446.
Objections to, right of men as to, 30898.
Veto, right of, 30447, 30726.
Object, chief, of, 30903.
Roadways, freedom from rubbish. Special Rules

as to, 30800, .30802.
Schools, elementary, instruction of boys in,
suggestions as to, 3041 3 {par. 6), 30883.



MORQAN. Mr. D. W.— co»<.
TimMrinf :

Distances usually determined by manager, 30516.
Person setting and person supervising, 30477,
30610.
Payment, 30495, 30510, 30521, 30843, 30853.
Permission from official before miner can set
extra timber, abolition of this regula-
tion advocated, 30413 {par. 7), 30453,
30481, 30513, 30621, 30834, 30850.
Accident arising from necessity for

obtaining permission, 30486.
Dispute arising from officials knocking
out timber, 30853.
Roadways, more effective timbering of, advocated,

30451.
Systematic timbering advocated, 30413 {par. 7),
30451, 30521, 30847.

Vtntilation, plan or diagram of, exhibition at surface

advocated, 30413 (par. 12), 30471.
{See also tide Airways.)

MORGAN, Mr JOHN DANIEL, Atrcnt, Anthracite
District, South Wales Miners' Federation. {8
questions 301)10—310.31.)



Haulage accidents, 30944, 31018.

Roof and sides, falls of, less probable where naked

lights are used for inspection, 31014.
Trains, underground, accidents to, 30967, 30972,

30981.
{See also tiUe Explosions.)

Airways, Rttyrn, use of, as travelling roads, advocated*
30943, 30945, 30985.
Gas not found in return airways, 30986.

Explotiant :

Coegnant Explosion, 30921, 30923, 30941.

Danger, chief source of, 31019.

Gas in waste, explosion resulting from, 30996,

31023, 31025.
Naked lights, occurrence where used, 31006.
Occurrence of, where gas has not been observed.

31008.

Haulage :

Accidents, 30944, 31018.
Separate travelling roads advocated, 30933.
Width of road, sufficient to allow men to walk
along-side, advocated, 30914.

intpection of Mines by Mines Offlcialt :

Qaalifications of deputy, class of man appointed,

etc., 30919, 30953, 30983.
Accident caused by incompetent deputy,

30921.
Eyesight, testing advocated, 30953, 30984.

Morgan, Mr. D. W., evidence of, references to, 30910.
30914, 30919, 30958.

Rubbitki disposal of» underground, suggestion as to,
30996, 31024.

Safety Lamps :

Accidents from falls of roof more probable with

safety lamps than with naked lights, 31015.
Coegnant Mine, safety lamps advocated by
inspector, but not introduced, 30927*
30936.
Explosion, 30923.
Compulsory introduction wherever gas has been
found, advocated, 30957, 30992, 31003.
Powers of, to inspector, advocated, 30939.
Extent of use of, 30990.
Haulage accidents in relation to, 31018.
Light from, as compared with light frcm naked

lamps, 31012.
Ventilation in safety-lamp mines, 31021.

Shafts : Doors to cages, advocated, 30918.

Timbering :

Distances, 30958.

Person setting, greater freedom to, advocated,

30960.
Wages question in relation to, 30962.

Trains, Uu^iorfroynd :

Accidents to, 30967, 30972, 30981.
Gradients, 30969.

Precautions taken to prevent accidents, 30971.
Riding is not compulsory, 30973.



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Untkiltod Labour, employment of, extent of, 30940.
Coegnant, instances of, at, 30941.

Ventilation, attention paid to, in safety-lamp mines,
31021.

Wagoni :

Riding on, prohibition, 30916, 30966.
Runaways, prevention, 30912,

MORGAN, Mr. WILLIAM EVAN, Agent, Glamorgan
Western District, South Wales Miners' Federa-
tion. (See questions 31032—31364.)

Accidents :

Haulage accidents, number of, 31243, 31252,

31261.
Investigation into :

Coroners* inquests : Power of coroner to
order prosecution or second inquiry,
desirability of, 31132, 31152.
Second inquiry under Section 45, adequacy
of provision for, if enforced, 31155.
Flans, inaccurate, accidents caused by, 31051,
31054, 31107, 31118, 31123, 31130, 31203,
31221, 31224. 31350.
Unskilled labour, employment of, resulting in
accidents, 31040, 31323.

Oaradof Vale Colliery, accident at, owing to defective
plans, 31054, 31118, 31123, 31130, 31152.
Report on, by Sir D. Brynmor Jones, 31224.

Oheckweif hen, appointment of, for inspection of
mines on behalf of men, suggestion as to, 31032,
31213.

Contractors, employment of unskilled men by, possi-
bility of, 31330.

Cwm Qelly Colliery, defective ventilation at, 31081,
31084.

Elka Colliery disaster, prosecution of manager, failure
of, 31140, 31152.

Electrical Signalling, suggestion as to, 31343.

Engafement of men, regulations m to, 31329.

Engine Planes :

Dimensions and number of manholes, increase

advocated, 31249, 31343.
Signalling, improved methods advocated, 31343.

Qlenavon, accident at, owing to defective plans,
31055, 31108.

Haulage Roads :

Dimensions of, increase advocated, 31250, 31307,

31343.
Endless chain haulage, comparative safety of,

31259.
Manholes :

Xumber of, increase advocated, 31249,

31291.
Present regulations as to distances, 31257.
Whitewashing advocated, 31293.
Separate travelling roads and prohibition of
travelling on haulage roads when setts are
running, 31276.
Signalling on, improvement in advocated, 31343.

Inspection of Mines by Men :

Abolition advocated in event of appointment
of additional Home Office inspectors, 31213.

Cbeckweighers, appointment of, to make this
inspection, advocated, 31032, 31213.

Owners or managers, reprisals on part of, fear
of men as to, 31032, 31215.

Inspection off Mines by Mines Officials : Qualifications
of firemen, instances of appointment of men unable
to write, 31171.

Inspectors, Home Office, number of, increase advo-
cated, 31076, 31165.

Abolition of inspection on behalf of men advo-



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