HC Deb 29 May 1952 vol 501 cc1643-4
25. Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the Minister of Labour if he will, at an early date, by regulation under the Factory Acts, make compulsory the use of technical white oil for lubricating mule spindles, in view of the fact that this oil has been found to be free from the cancer-producing agent.

Sir W. Monckton

I have received from the Joint Advisory Committee on Conditions of Work in the Cotton Industry recommendations concerning the use of technical white oils for lubricating mule spindles. While the statement in the last part of the Question has not yet been fully confirmed, consideration is being given to the practicability of making regulations to implement the recommendations.

Mr. Sutcliffe

Will my right hon. and learned Friend give an assurance that when the investigations are complete he will introduce the regulations at the earliest possible moment?

Sir W. Monckton

I shall certainly go ahead with the matter as quickly as I can. The report is still in the hands of the printer.