HC Deb 10 December 1925 vol 189 cc641-2

asked the Home Secretary how many cases of lead poisoning occurred among pasters engaged in the manufacture or repair of electric accumulators in the years 1921, 1922, 1023, and 1924, respectively; and whether any cases have been reported since the new code of Regulations came into force on 1st March, 1925?


There were five such cases reported in 1021, 11 in 1922, 44 in 1923, and 42 in 1924. Since the 1st March last there have only been 15 cases among pasters. The new Regulations cannot be expected to have their full effect for a considerable time, but they appear to have already caused a substantial reduction in the number of cases.