§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if a Return can be granted showing the number of cases of lead poisoning in the different branches of china and earthenware manufacture, so as to distinguish between the decorative branches and those concerned with dipping, ware cleaning, etc., and a Return showing for recent months the number of temporary suspensions of workers in china and earthenware, and the number of permanent suspensions.
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir M. WHITE RIDLEY, Lancashire, Blackpool)
I think it will be possible to grant a Return giving most of the information asked for by the right hon. Baronet in the first part of his question. As regards 630 the distinction between temporary and permanent suspensions, no hard and fast line can be drawn between the cases in which exclusion from the dangerous processes will in the end be permanent, and those in which it will not. But on this point also I hope to be able to give some details. My right hon. friend the Under Secretary of State will give notice of the Return this afternoon.