HC Deb 31 March 1949 vol 463 c132W
Mr. Dumpleton

asked the Minister of Labour what further steps are contemplated to bring the working conditions in all foundries up to the standards recommended in the Report of the Joint Advisory Committee on Conditions in Ironfoundries.

Mr. Isaacs

This is a matter for detailed action by employers and workers in the industry. This action includes structural and other alterations varying according to the circumstances of particular foundries; and the steps already taken and contemplated cannot be described within the limits of an answer to a Parliamentary Question. As indicated, however, in a booklet just issued by the Amalgamated Union of Foundry Workers, considerable progress has been made in spite of serious practical difficulties. Factory inspectors are giving special attention to the matter, and the position is under constant review by the Joint Standing Committee on Foundry Conditions.