HC Deb 29 July 1912 vol 41 cc1656-7W

asked the Home Secretary whether, having regard to the recent fire in the City, he can see his way to introduce a short Bill before the Recess dealing with regulations for the manufacture and handling of celluloid and kindred substances?


The manufacture of celluloid is already, in cases where the nitro-cellulose is used in a dry state, subject to control under the Explosives Act. The manufacture of articles from celluloid has been the subject of inquiry by the Factory Department, and recommendations as regards injury to health and danger from fire were issued in 1905. I will consider whether anything further can be done; but I fear it would be impossible to deal with the matter before the Recess.