HC Deb 23 November 1951 vol 494 cc94-5W
Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if his attention has been drawn to the successful use of green-wash in place of whitewash in the underground stables in the East Midland Division; whether he is now satisfied that the experiment in the use of green-wash has been beneficial to the ponies housed in the stables in question; and if he will make Regulations to enforce this practice in all pits.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

I am aware of the experimental use of greenwash in underground stables in the East Midlands Division and that beneficial results have been claimed. There is insufficient evidence at present, however, to justify its use being made compulsory. Nothing in existing Regulations prevents greenwash being more widely used.