§ Mr. B. SMITH
asked the Minister of Health whither he is aware that stone- 1554W pounding machines for casual wards are obtainable from the Patent Stone Pounder Company, Poole, Dorset, and are recommended by the company because it is impossible for the hammer to be used as a weapon, and because hundreds of them are in use in casual wards in all parts of the country; and will he obtain one of these machines from the company or one from one of the boards of guardians, who use or possess one, and cause it to be placed in the House of Commons for the inspection of Members?
I have no knowledge of the statements referred to in the first part of the question. As regards the last part, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him on the 3rd March.