HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 cc2218-9W
Mr. Parker

asked the Home Secretary whether any regulations have been made, and, if not, whether he intends to make any regulations, under Section 27 of the Factory Act, 1937, to deal with work to be done inside any chamber, tank, vat, or pit, in which dangerous fumes are liable to be present, and which involve risk to persons of being overcome thereby; and whether the Factory Department has made any regulations dealing with industrial alcohol factories?

Mr. Lloyd

My right hon. Friend has no power to make regulations under the Section referred to which itself lays down detailed precautions for work of this kind. There is no special code of safety regulations for industrial alcohol factories.