HC Deb 21 July 1937 vol 326 c2220W
Mr. Joel

asked the Home Secretary whether his Department proposes to introduce further regulations affecting the use of sand and flint in sandblasting?

Mr. Lloyd

It was hoped that the substitution of steel shot and grit for siliceous abrasives in sandblasting would be adopted voluntarily, and good progress was made for some time. Recent reports, however, show that this progress is not being maintained and that there is even a tendency in some quarters to revert to the use of sand. If this attitude continues, there will be no alternative but to propose further regulations to deal with the matter.