HC Deb 01 February 1949 vol 460 c1497
26. Mr. Sharp

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give details of the results of the survey of wool factory conditions in the West Riding of Yorkshire; what recommendations were made; and in what way these are being implemented.

Mr. Ness Edwards

The special survey which I assume my hon. Friend has in mind was made by factory inspectors last Summer to collect up to date information as to various health and welfare conditions in wool textile mills, and not with a view to making recommendations. The survey of last Summer shows that improvements in health and welfare arrangements, on lines subsequently recommended by a joint committee, had already been made or were actively in hand at a considerable number of mills.