HC Deb 28 February 1939 vol 344 cc1097-8W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what has been the yearly number of accidents involving injury to, or loss of limb, which have occurred to men employed on clip-making presses in His Majesty's naval dockyards since the machines were fitted with the safety appliance designed by Mr. Clark in the year 1923–24; and what was the average yearly number of such accidents during the five years prior to such appliances being fitted to the machines?

Colonel Llewellin

Certainclip-making presses in His Majesty's dockyards are equipped with safety devices, but these devices are not known as designed by a Mr. Clark. In the five years prior to and including 1924 the total number of accidents with these presses was two; since 1924 the total number is five.