HC Deb 05 February 1929 vol 224 c1604W

asked the Home Secretary the number of cases of injury to workpeople in artificial silk factories which were reported in 1928. and the number of cases of injury to eves?


I regret that the figures asked for are not available. So far as accidents are concerned, artificial silk works are grouped in the statistics with a number of other textile industries. and it would not be possible without the expenditure of much time and trouble to separate the artificial silk figures. As regards conjunctivitis. the great majority of these cases are slight in character and not reportable as accidents under the Act, and although a number of firms notify their cases voluntarily, it is not possible to give any complete figures.