HC Deb 25 July 1929 vol 230 cc1459-60
23. Mr. KELLY

asked the Home Secretary what reports have recently been made by his inspectors as to the health conditions in artificial silk factories?


It appears from reports recently received that the cases of conjunctivitis which has been the main source of trouble in this industry have been diminishing and that, following on the conference which the chief inspector had last spring with the firms concerned, improved methods of ventilation are being tried which it is hoped will result in a further reduction. The general health conditions continue to be satisfactory but much yet remains to be done at some of the works in order to eliminate the eye trouble, and I have asked the chief inspector to hold a further conference with the firms at an early date, in order to review the position and consider what further steps should be taken.


When is the conference likely to be held; and will the unions concerned be invited to express their views?


I will consider the second point of that question favourably; as to the first, there will be no undue delay.

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