HC Deb 15 March 1928 vol 214 c2078
19. Mr. KELLY

asked the Home Secretary whether the Home Office has received any Reports as to the conditions of health of workpeople employed in artificial silk factories; and, if so, will he make known to the House his decision on these Reports?


I have received reports by the medical and other Inspectors of Factories who have been visiting these works. It appears from those reports that the conditions generally are satisfactory but cases of conjunctivitis have occurred at one or two works, and there have also been some cases of dermatitis. Suitable precautions are being taken in each case and the hon. Member may be assured that the conditions will continue to receive the special attention of the medical staff.


Have the reports been received as affecting Messrs. Courtaulds, the Spondon Factory of British Celanese, and the Belfast Factory?


Before I answer on definite cases, the hon. Member must give me notice.