§ Captain Ryder
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that insufficient supervision by factory inspectors is leading to the use of wall brackets in lieu of scaffolding for house repairs in the South London and Surrey area; and what action he proposes to take.
§ Mr. Isaacs
I am aware that cases still occur of the use of bracket scaffolds prohibited by Regulation 14 of the Building (Safety, Health and Welfare) Regulations, 1948. The obligation to observe this requirement rests on the employer and the workmen concerned; and the steps already taken by the Factory Inspectorate are effectively leading to its observance. If the hon. Member will furnish me with particulars of any alleged contravention of the requirement I will have the matter looked into.