Mr. J. T. Price
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that the dental workrooms in which many technicians are employed are excluded from protective legislation provided by the Factories Act and also by the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act and that sanitary accommodation, cleanliness, lighting, overcrowding, ventilation and temperature are not subject to legislative protection as in other industries, despite the fact that the Gowers Committee on Health, Welfare and Safety in Non-Industrial Employment recommended that these premises should be so included; and if he will reconsider the matter with a view to taking steps to rectify this anomaly.
§ Mr. Gunter
I am aware that certain dental workrooms have not been subject to the provisions of legislation dealing with the safety, health and welfare of employees. I will, however, look into the matter again in consultation with the various interests concerned.