HC Deb 12 April 1934 vol 288 c480
3. Mr. THORNE (for Mr. BANFIELD)

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the desire of members of the staff employed at the Grimsby Employment Exchange to have the floor of the Exchange treated periodically with some dust-allaying compound; whether it is within his knowledge that the dust which at present rises is proving detrimental to the health and well-being of the staff; and for what reason the Department has declined to accede to this request?


I have made inquiries and find that one of the clerks at this Exchange is suffering from chest trouble which is alleged to be aggravated by dust from the floor. There is no evidence that this office is unusually dusty, but in the circumstances I am arranging for the floor to be treated with a dust-allaying compound.


Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that there is a well-known floor covering which may prevent further complaints?