§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Secretary of State for War whether it has been decided to lower the pitch for military bands; and, if so, whether there will be in consequence any charge on public funds?3032W
manner less dangerous to the general public?
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
The increase in the content of carbon monoxide is due to the increased use of water gas, a development which started long before the War, and which has many advantages. The possibility of safeguards against the dangers arising from the presence of carbon monoxide has been under consideration by various committees and the gas industry itself, and I shall be glad to call the latter's attention to the right hon. Member's question. But the problem is far from easy, and if the right hon. Member has any suggestion to make, I shall be happy to consider it.
§ Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the Home Secretary whether a record is kept of the number of deaths by suicide and accident due to gas poisoning; and, if so, will he state the number of such deaths for the years 1913 and 1927, respectively?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I have been asked to reply. The deaths referred to are distinguished in the Registrar-General's mortality statistics, and the particulars asked for are contained in the following table:
§ Mr. COOPER
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and to the second in the negative. An Army Council Instruction will be published shortly.