§ 51. Mr. THORNE
asked the Home Secretary if he can state the number of firms adopting the same manufacturing process as that recently discontinued by the British Celanese works at Spondon, Derby, through the intervention of his Department; and whether he has issued a warning to these firms of the risks of continuing such a process or whether he has yet considered registering the process under the Workmen's Compensation Act?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
This process was a peculiar one which, so far as the Factory Department is aware, was exclusively carried on by this firm. The second part of the question accordingly does not arise. I will consider the third point further in the light of the results of the investigations as to the nature of the recent cases of illness; I would point out that I can only schedule a process under the Act with reference to a specified disease.