HC Deb 22 May 1958 vol 588 c105W
Mr. Leavey

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is prepared to review the requirements of the Factories Act, 1937, concerning the examination of steam boilers, in view of developments since then in the design, construction, and size of the units in use in industry.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Yes. In view of the developments referred to, I have decided to appoint a committee to consider the existing legal provisions concerning the examination of steam boilers in the light of modern developments in design and construction, the size of units installed and the use of nuclear reactors as a source of heat; and to advise me of any changes which appear desirable.

The membership of the committee will be as follows:

  • George Gordon Honeyman, C.B.E., Q.C., J.P.—Chairman.
  • Professor J. M. Kay, M.A., Ph.D., A.M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.Chem.E.
  • R. Munton, Esq., B.Sc.
  • G. Robinson, Esq.
  • W. M. Tallon, Esq.
  • Mr. J. L. B. Garcia—Secretary.

I would wish to take this opportunity of recording my appreciation that the persons named were ready to serve on this committee which will be most valuable to me in reaching a decision as to whether the law needs to be changed.

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