HL Deb 27 April 1876 vol 228 cc1745-6

reported The Queen's answer to the Address of the 27th of March last as follows:— I have received your Address, praying that a Royal Commission may be appointed to inquire into the working and management of works and manufactories smelting, burning, or converting ores and minerals by which sulphurous acid, sulphuretted hydrogen, and am- moniacal or other gases are given off, to ascertain the effect produced thereby on animal and vegetable life, and to report on the means to be adopted for the prevention of injury thereto arising from the exhalations of such acids and gases, and upon the legislative measures required for this purpose, and I have given directions that a Commission shall issue for the purpose which you have requested.