HC Deb 05 July 1934 vol 291 c2047
11. Mr. R. T. EVANS

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether offices where machines are used for accountancy purposes are subject to Home Office regulations and inspection?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)

No, Sir. The use of the ordinary accounting or tabulating machines in offices has not been regarded as making the Factory Acts applicable.


Will the right hon. Gentleman ask one of his inspectors to go to some of these offices and see the machines now in use, which are as dangerous as if they were machines in a factory?


If the hon. Member has evidence to show that there is any danger about these machines, I shall be glad to consider it.

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