HC Deb 10 February 1960 vol 617 cc43-4W
57. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Secretary of State for War what action is taken to ensure that the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers Command Workshops employing civilian labour comply with the Factory Acts regarding the safety of machines being used, for example, the guarding of dangerous fan blades, to prevent, as far as is possible, accidents to employees, as in similar civilian workshops.

Mr. Soames

All R.E.M.E. static workshops in the United Kingdom employing civilian labour are visited regularly by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Factories, and their observations are acted upon promptly. In addition, each workshop has a safety committee of employees whose trades cover the bulk of the workshop activity, and a safety officer who is appointed to ensure that the regulations are complied with.