§ Sir B. Janner
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the increasing dangers in the window-cleaning trade as a result of the design of modern office buildings; if he is satisfied that his regulations make adequate safeguards, both by way of harness and in the design of the buildings themselves; and if he will give the accident rate amongst these workers during each of the last three years.
§ Mr. Godber
I am aware of the dangers which could arise for window cleaners as a result of modern trends in the design of multi-story buildings. My powers to make regulations on safety under the Offices, Shops and Railway72W Premises Act, 1963, relate only to persons working in premises to which the Act applies. Statistics of accidents for this class of workers are not available.