HC Deb 07 March 1966 vol 725 cc418-9W
Dr. Summerskill

asked the Minister of Labour if he will have metal fumes fever, contracted among foundry workers and welders statutorily notifiable under Section 82 of the Factories Act.

Mr. Thornton

My right hon. Friend's Industrial Health Advisory Committee has recently examined the subject of sources of information of cases of industrial disease, as a result of which Regulations are being prepared, which my right hon. Friend hopes to make within a few months, to revise and extend the provisions for the compulsory notification under the Factories Act of cases of certain industrial disease. Consideration will be given to the inclusion of metal fumes fever in these Regulations.