§ MR. SUMMERBELL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is yet in a position to report the result of his investigations in regard to the death of Ann Wilson at Sunderland through blood-poisoning, alleged to have been set up through the dressing used by manufacturers in the making of calico.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. GLADSTONE,) Leeds, W.
As I have just informed the hon. Member, I obtained a piece of the calico and had it subjected to analysis by an expert, who, after various experiments, reported that it was free from pathogenic organisms, the organisms found being both common contaminations of any material which is exposed to air.