asked the Minister of Labour what progress has taken place in the arrangements for an Industrial Health Service.
§ Mr. Carr
A reply to a similar Question from the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, Central (Dr. Stross) was given on 1st November, 1955. Since then continued progress has been made. The Report of the Pilot Industrial Health Survey of the town of Halifax has been completed and the Industrial Health Advisory Committee is considering that Report. The Pilot Survey of the pottery industry is in progress in Stoke-on-Trent. Arrangements have been made to co-ordinate the work of the various Departments concerned with occupational health research problems. The strength of the Medical Branch of Factory Department has been increased and, as announced in a White Paper earlier this month, the other parts of the Inspectorate are also to be increased.