HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 cc226-7W
Mr. Hale

asked the Minister of Food whether he is now prepared to authorise a special allowance of soap to persons employed as spinners in the cotton industry, in cases in which there is no adequate washing accommodation provided at the mill.

Mr. Strachey,

pursuant to the reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 27th November, 1946, Vol. 430, c. 1616], supplied the following information:

By Section 42 of the Factories' Act, 1937, all factory occupiers are required to provide adequate and suitable washing facilities The Ministry of Food issues permits for soap to such employers to assist them in carrying out this obligation. In cases of difficulty reference should be made to His Majesty's Inspector of Factories for the district.

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