HC Deb 23 April 1958 vol 586 cc955-6
40. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has now considered the recommendations of the Industrial Health Survey in Halifax; and what action he proposes to take in order that increased industrial medical and nursing services will be made available.

Mr. Wood

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer given to the hon. Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, East (Mr. Blenkinsop) on 2nd April. An approach is now being made to occupiers of Halifax factories employing 250 or more workpeople with a view to interesting them in the advtantages of providing or extending medical and nursing services.

Mr. Maurice Macmillan

In view of the fact that the problems facing smaller factories are very largely physical, may I ask my hon. Friend not to forget to give any assistance that might be possible for them, especially financial assistance?

Mr. Wood

There are certainly other recommendations about smaller factories. We shall certainly consider them, especially in view of what my hon. Friend has said.