HC Deb 04 August 1939 vol 350 c2847W
Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Secretary for Mines whether, having regard to the continued increase in the number of certified cases of silicosis, and to the time that must elapse before a new Coal Mines Safety Act can come into operation, he will consider taking steps to secure power to enforce the adoption of such preventive measures as his inspectors recommend as desirable?

Mr. Lloyd

Yes, Sir, this is one of the matters under consideration for action by way of regulation in advance of general legislation.