HC Deb 05 February 1965 vol 705 cc343-4W
Mr. Lubbock

asked the Minister of Labour if he will include alpha naphthylamine, either pure or containing any proportion of beta naphthylamine, in the Pieliminary Draft of the Carcinogenic Substances (Prohibition) Regulations and the Carcinogenic Substances (Prohibition of Importation) Order and what steps he is taking to trace workers who may have been in contact with the carcinogenic substances named in the Carcinogenic Substances (Prohibition) Regulations, a Preliminary Draft of which has been published.

Mr. Gunter

Comments which were invited from interested organisations and persons on these Draft Statutory Instruments have now been received. They include suggestions that alpha naphthylamine, either pure or containing beta naphthylamine, should be included among the prohibited substances. All the suggestions received are being carefully studied. My Department has prepared a notification to be given to workers who might have been exposed to carcinogenic substances, advising them to consult a doctor so that any necessary screening tests can be carried out. I hope to arrange with the firms concerned to trace such workers and pass on this advice.