Petroleum Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 1925.

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Photo of Mr James Couper Mr James Couper , Glasgow Maryhill


asked the Home Secretary whether he is now in a position to state which of the safety provisions of the 1923 Bill are to be included in the new Petroleum Bill; and when he proposes to introduce legislation for the protection of workers in industries using petroleum in manufacturing processes?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

I regret that I am not in a position to make any statement on the subject of this Bill at present. As regards the last part of the question, I am not sure what my hon. Friend has in mind and perhaps he would send me particulars of any cases in which he thinks further protection required. Generally speaking, the protection of factory workers is provided for under the powers of the Factory Acts.