HC Deb 07 February 1983 vol 36 c270W
Mr. Ronald W. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Employment, in view of the risk of nasal adenocarcinoma among woodworkers in the furniture industry, whether he will publish any evidence relating to declining levels of dust within the industry since the paper published by Hounam and Williams in 1974 showed high levels, together with details of the procedures now used to monitor wood dust levels and of steps taken to reduce them.

Mr. Gummer

The factory inspectorate is carrying out during 1983 a further survey of a number of furniture factories in the High Wycombe area which it surveyed in 1976–77. This should enable a proper comparison to be made. The findings will be published in due course.