§ SIR JOHN STIRLING-MAXWELL (Glasgow, College)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the case of Sarah Tittle, a woman of 20, who, after working as a dipper at Corn's Tile Works, in the Staffordshire Potteries, is blinded and believed to be dying from lead poisoning; whether he is aware that this is the sixth case of persons blinded from lead in the Potteries to which public attention has been called within the past Sew weeks; and whether he will state when the Report as to the proposed alterations in the special rules will be laid before the House?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
My attention has been called to the case, and I much regret to say that the facts are as stated in the Question. I do not propose at this stage to lose time by the preparation of a formal Report on the special rules. A draft of new special rules has been prepared, and is under discussion at the present time. I am not able as yet to give the House any more information on the subject.