§ 59. Mr. J. Griffiths
asked the Secretary for Mines whether his attention has been called to the fact that the provisions of the blackout make approaches to many coalmines very dangerous, involving, in many cases, walking over sidings and colliery tramlines; and whether he will 159 ask his inspectors to examine this matter and take measures to safeguard the men from such dangers?
§ Mr. Lloyd
Where work on colliery sidings and tramways is carried on at night, certain defined standards of lighting are permissible which should ensure a reasonable measure of safety if due care is taken, and I am glad to say that I have no evidence of any serious accidents being caused at collieries as a result of restricted lighting.
§ Mr. Griffiths
Will the Minister ask the inspectors to pay special consideration to this matter during the winter months?