HC Deb 24 February 1960 vol 618 c352
14. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Minister of Labour if, following the industrial accident, details of which have been sent to him by the hon. Member for Salford, East, he will take administrative action under the Factories Acts to ensure that cans containing paint indicate the ingredients, so as to avoid injury to the eyes or other parts of the body and to assist those giving medical treatment.

Mr. Heath

I am making inquiries about the case sent to me by the hon. Member last week and I will write to him when I have given further consideration to his suggestion.

Mr. Allaun

While thanking the Minister for that reply, may I ask him if he is aware that the National Society of Painters and Decorators is very concerned about the dangers arising from the growing number of new and harmful ingredients?

Mr. Heath

Yes, I am aware of the representations which the Society has made.

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