HC Deb 03 December 1936 vol 318 c1419
41. Mr. THORNE

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give the House any information in connection with the accident to a youth of 17 years who was caught in a dynamo at the Empire Cinema, Bethnal Green; and whether the dynamo was properly guarded in accordance with the regulations?


I understand that the boy was caught on an unfenced coupling. He was sent to hospital but returned home the same night and is now an out-patient. The Factory Acts do not apply to the plant in question, but I understand that guards will be fitted on the coupling.


Does not that show that the employers were negligent and that they ought to be prosecuted?