HC Deb 25 February 1926 vol 192 c748W

asked the Minister of Health whether he proposes to give powers to the Industrial Research Fatigue Board to extend their tests by medical examinations among all women workers irrespective of class or social standing?

Colonel GIBBS

The investigations made by the Industrial Fatigue Research Board do not involve medical examinations, but are concerned with special problems arising in various kinds of manipulative work. The investigations are made to gain knowledge of a kind likely to improve the conditions or environment of employment and are not restricted to any particular class of worker. No question of powers arises, as the subjects of test are always volunteers.