§ Mr. SHORT
asked the Home Secretary whether the draft regulations on the lines recommended by the Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing Accidents Committee have been prepared; if so, whether they will be laid upon the Table of the House; and what action, if any, is being taken to give effect to the remaining proposals of the Committee?
Yes, Sir. Draft Regulations have been prepared and will be issued to-morrow. It is not1102W customary to lay such draft Regulations on the Table, but copies will be placed in the Library. I am sending a copy to the hon. Member. As regards the remaining proposals, a provision will be included in the Factories Bill to enable the Regulations to be applied to repairs in harbour and wet dock; and preliminary steps have been taken with a view to give effect to the recommendations in regard to safety first and the application of the Regulations to vessels under 150 feet in length.