HC Deb 30 October 1957 vol 575 c215
62. Mr. Allaun

asked the Minister of Labour when the new revised draft regulations on the fencing of abrasive wheels, in substitution for the withdrawn draft of 1956, will be made available.

Mr. Carr

It is hoped to send out a preliminary draft to the organisations interested in the near future.

Mr. Allaun

Whilst noting that reply, may I ask the Minister to end this serious delay, particularly since abrasive wheels cause more accidents, and I may say more painful accidents, than any other piece of equipment in industry?

Mr. Carr

I am certainly aware that it is a most important matter from the safety angle. The new regulations are more comprehensive than the original version, and therefore the discussions are rather complicated and prolonged, but we hope that the draft will be sent out within the next three months.