§ 32. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Minister of Health whether the Inter-Departmental Committee of Inquiry into the effects of petrol doped with lead tetraethyl has yet been set up; if so, of whom it consists; what are its terms of reference; and how soon he expects the Report, especially that part of it affecting the health of the general public and the users of this fuel?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The composition of the Committee on ethylated motor spirit is now practically complete, and it is hoped to make an announcement in the course of this week. The terms of reference areto inquire into the possible dangers to health resulting from the use of motor spirit containing lead tetraethyl or similar lead containing compounds, and to report what precautions, if any, are desirable in connection with the use or handling of such motor spirit.It is impossible to say when the Report may be expected.
§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
On which day of the week does the right hon. Gentleman propose to make that announcement? If I put a question down for Friday, will he be able to answer it then?
§ Captain GARRO-JONES
Is it not possible for the right hon. Gentleman to say if the whole Report will be published?