§ MR. MCKENNA (Monmouth, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the conclusions, arrived at by Professors Thorpe and Oliver in their Report on Lead Compounds in Pottery; and whether, in view of those conclusions, the Factory and Workshop Bill which he has stated his intention to introduce this Session will contain provisions for prohibiting the use of lead for glazing earthenware in those particular kinds of ware in which it has been proved to be unnecessary; for prescribing the use of lead in the form of a fritted double silicate; for prohibiting the use of raw lead; and for prohibiting the employment of young persons and women as dippers, dippers assistants, ware cleaners after dippers, and glost placers in factories where lead-glaze is used.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. J. COLLINGS,) Birmingham, Bordesley
The Secretary of State is fully cognisant of the conclusions embodied in the Report referred to, which was made to him and presented by him to Parliament. The Bill to amend the law relating to Factories and Workshops, which he has prepared, will propose to give power to the Secretary of State to deal, under certain conditions, with all the points mentioned by the honourable Member.