HC Deb 03 December 1936 vol 318 cc1416-7

asked the Home Secretary whether he has any later information, since the statement made in this House on 30th July, 1936, with regard to medical opinion on the question of the substitution of alumina for flint as the bedding medium for English china ware; and whether the doctors are now of the opinion that alumina is not in itself productive of serious disease?


The Industrial Pulmonary Diseases Committee of the Medical Research Council, who have been investigating this matter, have prepared a report indicating that they have been unable to find any evidence that the inhalation of alumina dust has caused fibrosis of the lungs, and the council are about to publish the report for the information of the industry and others concerned.