HC Deb 11 May 1960 vol 623 c63W
50. Mr. Prentice

asked the Minister of Labour how many advisory committees he has appointed under Section 26 of the Factories Act, 1959, in order to advise and report on the health, safety and welfare problems of specific trades; and whether the appointment of further committees is being considered.

Mr. P. Thomas

Under the powers conferred by this Section, my right hon. Friend has appointed a committee to advise him on the health, safety and welfare of workers in the cutlery and silverware trades in Sheffield and district. There are thirteen other advisory committees, appointed before this Act was passed, which deal with the safety and health problems of particular industries. It is proposed shortly to consult the organisations concerned about their re-appointment under these new powers. Further committees will be appointed in due course.