HC Deb 01 May 1922 vol 153 c980
91. Sir R. CLOUGH

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the frequent cases of poisoning by carbon monoxide gas; whether he has seen the statement that this is apparently due to the new type of gas manufactured; and whether, in any event, he will investigate the frequency of these cases so as to reassure the public and avoid, if possible, any further recurrence?


I have been asked to answer this question. I may remind my hon. Friend that the Board of Trade appointed a Special Committee to investigate this subject, and have already given effect to the recommendation of that Committee. All cases of fatal accidents attributed to gas poisoning are reported to the Department, and reports thereon are made to them by the medical officers of health. I should add that there has not been any marked change recently in the proportion of water gas supplied by gas undertakings.