HC Deb 15 November 1938 vol 341 cc705-6W
Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that many persons are annually obliged to leave the cotton trade as a result of ill-health which can be traced to the circumstances of their employment; and whether he will take steps under the new Factories Act to ensure that all cotton mills follow the example of those in which genuine efforts are made to eliminate dust, floating fibres, and anything likely to be injurious to the health of the worker?

Mr. Lloyd

My right hon. Friend fully appreciates the importance of suppressing the dust so far as is practicable, and I can assure the hon. Member that the Factory Department will do all they can to secure a satisfactory observance of the enlarged requirements contained in the new Factories Act.