HC Deb 20 December 1915 vol 77 cc43-4
60. Mr. JOWETT

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the death, on 31st October last, of Mr. Peter Pedley, of Saltaire, Yorkshire, from anthrax, which he contracted whilst following his employment as a wash-bowl feeder at the Airedale Combing Company's mills at Shipley, Yorkshire; if he is aware that the infected wool from which Mr. Pedley contracted the disease in question should have been steeped before it was emptied from the bales; if it has been brought to his notice that the inspector of factories was informed on the 19th October last that the Airedale Combing Company was using dangerous wool without first having steeped it in accordance with the Regulations; and what action the inspector of factories took in the matter after he received the information and before Mr. Pedley contracted the disease?


The evidence at the inquest did not disclose any breach of the Regulations, but I have called for a further report from the inspector on the points raised by my hon. Friend, and when I receive it I will communicate further with him.