HC Deb 13 May 1889 vol 335 c1859
SIR JOHN LUBBOCK (University of London)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, having regard to the serious injury to the health of the workmen employed in carbonate whitelead factories, he would consider whether sulphate whitelead could not, at any rate partially, be used in its place?


Trials of white paints, prepared in the manner suggested in the question, have been made in the Dockyards, but the result has not been such as to lead to their adoption in the Service. Any suitable invention, free from the defects hitherto found to exist in the compounds submitted for trial, would be readily accepted by the Admiralty.