HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 c470W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Postmaster-General, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what observations the Industrial Health Research Board is now carrying out with a view to ensuring that the production of war materials will not, in the near future, be endangered by excessive overtime and lack of rest of the men and women workers?

Captain Waterhouse

The advice of the Industrial Health Research Board of the Medical Research Council has been sought by Departments concerned with the production of war materials, and the board's investigators are making observations in factories with a view to advising how knowledge gained in previous researches can best be applied in practice under present conditions. The questions considered include hours of work, rest pauses, factory illumination under "black-out" conditions, and factory heating and ventilation.