§ Mrs. Joyce Butler
asked the Minister of Labour how many factories are manufacturing fluoroacetamide; where such factories are situated; and what precautions have been taken to prevent contamination by industrial accidents or in other ways.
§ Mr. Godber
Factory occupiers are not required to supply my Ministry with regular information about their products or the materials used in their manufacture. From the inquiries I have made, I have information of only one factory in Manchester in addition to the Smarden factory where fluoroacetamide was, until recently, manufactured. Precautionary measures for the protection of work-people in factories against health hazards arising in the course of their employment are required by the Factories Act and Regulations under the Act and are enforced by my Factory Inspectorate.