HC Deb 09 July 1925 vol 186 cc628-9W

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the alleged high silicosis mortality among the workmen employed on the Mersey railway tunnel some years ago, he will consider arrangements being made to prevent, as far as possible, the contraction of this disease in connection with the proposed new Mersey tunnel?


I am informed by the Ministry of Transport that detailed specifications of the proposed new road tunnel have not yet been prepared, but that these specifications, which will be subject to the approval of the Ministry, will include the most approved methods of safeguarding the men employed on the work, and special attention will be paid to the point raised by the hon. Member.