asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can state the number of fatal and non-fatal accidents in each district of the British coalfields for the year 1936; and the number of fatal and non-fatal accidents to persons in the age groups 14 to 16 years, 16 to 18 years, and 18 to 21 years?
Following is a statement showing the number of persons killed and seriously injured in each Inspection Division during 1936. I am obtaining the more detailed information as to age groups and will send it to the hon. Member. Information as to the less serious accidents is not yet available.
|Persons killed and seriously injured by accidents at mines under the Coal Mines Act, 1911, in Great Britain during 1936, classified according to Mines Inspection Divisions.|
|Inspection Division.||Number of Persons.|
|4. North Midland||73||408|
|5. North Western||67||344|
|6. Cardiff and Forest of Dean.||82||335|
|8. Midland and Southern.||39||228|
|* These particulars refer to accidents which, because of their nature, are required to be reported to the Inspector of Mines at the time of their occurrence.|
asked the Secretary for Mines whether, in the list of accidents to workmen engaged in the mining industry above and below ground, there are any means of ascertaining in how many cases the injured workman had been out of employment and only recently returned to industry?
I am afraid that this information is not recorded.
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can state the number of persons killed and injured in the coal mines of Great Britain each year from 192o up to 1936?
The information is as follows:
|Number of Persons killed and injured at Mines under the Coal Mines Act, 1911, in Great Britain during the years 1920 to 1936, so far as particulars are available.|
|Year.||Number of Persons||Year.||Number of Persons|
|1927||…||1,128||173,449||1936||…||…||777||Not yet available.|
|* In 1924 and subsequent years accidents which disabled the person injured for more than 3 days were reportable, the limit in 1923 and earlier years being 7 days.|
|† In these years work at coal mines was reduced by protracted disputes and the number of persons killed and injured by accidents was correspondingly affected.|