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Coal Mines (Inspection)

Volume 389: debated on Wednesday 12 May 1943

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the number of His Majesty's inspectors under the Coal Mines Acts in the mining industry; the number in each district in the British coalfields separately; and the number of mines and inspections made for the years 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942?

The following is the information:

H.M. Inspectors of Mines under the Coal Mines Acts.
Numbers borne at 12th May, 1943
Inspection DivisionInspection
Headquaters staff8
1. Scotland15
2. Northumberland and Cumberland8and 1 shared
3. Durham11
4. Yorkshire15and 1 shared
5. North Midland12
6. North Westland11
cardiff15and 1 shared
Midland and southern13

Inspections made by H.M. Inspectors of Mines at Mines under the Coal Mines Acts 1939–1942.

Inspection Division.1939.1940.1941.1942.
Mines at Work.Inspection made.Mines at Work.Inspection made.Mines at Work.Inspection made.Mines at Work.Inspection made.
1. Scotland4263,9894063,9984093,7954033,601
2. Northumberland and. Cumberland


3. Durham
4. Yorkshire2304,1302273,7982223,9752214,181
5. North Midland1832,9451793,1991743,1531703,321
6. North Western2373,2392203,2392143,2862243,160
7. Cardiff and Forest of Dean2633,1892462,9072393,0632273,242
8. Swansea1872,3191772,4751752,4641792,925
9. Midland and Southern1752,0121722,5701662,0231642,080

*NOTE.—Prior to 1st January, 1943, these two areas formed one for inspection purposes, known as the Northern Division.