§ Mr. CROOKE
asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the lift accident at Messrs. Rudge-Whitworth's, Birmingham, in which two employés lost their lives owing to the lift ropes being very much worn; and will he consider the advisability of making it compulsory that in future periodical examinations shall be made of all lift apparatus in factories and warehouses by responsible officials?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
Yes, Sir, I have received a report on this accident, which appears to have been due to failure on the part of the occupier to exercise proper supervision over the condition of the lift. I agree that there ought to be periodic examinations of lifts by competent persons, and my hon. Friend will find that a provision to this effect has been included in the Factories Bill.