HC Deb 04 February 1942 vol 377 c1201W
Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any action has yet been taken in Trinidad as a result of the inquiry into factory and workshop health, sanitation and safety conditions; and whether any co-ordination between responsible departments in Trinidad has yet been worked out?

Mr. George Hall

It is hoped to arrange in the immediate future for one of His Majesty's inspectors of factories to be seconded to the Government of Trinidad to fill the appointment of senior inspector of factories, the creation of which was recommended by the local committee of inquiry. This officer should be of great assistance to the Government of Trinidad in the preparation of revised legislation, and in encouraging the promotion and maintenance of safety-first organisations on the lines adopted in this country. With regard to the second part of the Question, the local committee of inquiry consisted of the Industrial Adviser, the Director of Medical Services and the Inspector of Mines, and the Governor stated last June that immediate effect would be given to its recommendation that close contact should be maintained between the Departments of Government responsible for questions affecting the health of the workers.