HC Deb 05 May 1958 vol 587 cc73-4W
11. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Supply what new steps he proposes to take to enforce the non-smoking rule in all the works under his control, so as to avoid a repetition of the accident recently disclosed by his Department when the cigarrette ash of an aircraft worker fell on the polytetrafluorethylene on which he was working and killed him instantly; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

None. No accident of the kind to which my hon. Friend refers has occurred at any of my establishments. "No smoking" rules which are needed for safety reasons in such establishments are already rigorously enforced, and breaches of them are subject to strict disciplinary action.