HC Deb 20 July 1933 vol 280 c1982
34. Mr. JOEL

asked the Minister of Health whether the use of enamel ware is being officially discouraged far use in public institutions; and what is being recommended in its place?


I have not thought it necessary to discourage the use of enamel ware in public institutions, but I have issued a general warning that now that the use of antimony in place of tin has become common in the manufacture of enamel glazes, enamelled hollow ware vessels obviously intended for other purposes may be dangerous if used for the preparation or storage of food and drink.

34. Lieut.-Commander AGNEW

Will my right hon. Friend circularise local authorities with a view to more tin being used?


No, more pottery?


I have already circularised local authorities as to the danger of the misuse of enamel ware with antimony in the glaze, and I should hesitate to recommend preference between one or other form of substance.