HC Deb 10 July 1967 vol 750 cc5-6W
65. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Minister of Labour if he will indicate the reasons for the delay in publishing the Protective Footwear in Foundries Regulations, in view of the fact that his Department carried out in 1966 a survey into the causes of injuries to workers from molten metal; and if he will state when the draft regulations will be available for implementation, or when a Bill will be introduced to deal with this subject.

Mr. Gunter

The results of the survey to which my hon. Friend refers were conveyed to the employers organisations and trade unions concerned in September last year. Since then my Department has held discussions with these bodies. I am still considering the opposed points of view which were expressed in the course of these discussions. I hope, however, that I shall very shortly be able to let the organisations concerned know my proposals for further action in the matter.