§ 37. Mr. TINKER
asked the Secretary for Mines if accidents that occur to persons using pithead baths are reported to his Department; and, if so, will he give the figures for 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1933?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
The official returns of accidents at coal mines do not include accidents to persons using pithead baths, but I understand that during the four years in question compensation was paid in respect of about 150 such accidents. I should explain that the trustees of every baths installation are required to take out a policy of insurance to provide every colliery employé who is injured whilst using the baths with the same compensation as he would be entitled to under the Workmen's Compensation Act if the injury occurred in the course of his employment at the colliery.