Factory Accident, Arbroath.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Johnston Mr Thomas Johnston , Dundee

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asked the Home Secretary whether he has had his attention drawn to the death of a woman weaver in an Arbroath factory; is he aware that this woman was 62 years of age and was engaged, along with another weaver, in lifting a piece of finished cloth weighing 115 lbs.; that the Regulations in the woollen trades forbid women lifting cloth pieces weighing over 50 lbs., and that the jury at the inquiry under the Fatal Accidents Act has drawn attention to the dangers of heavy weightlifting by women; and what steps, if any, he proposes to take?

Photo of Sir Douglas Hacking Sir Douglas Hacking , Chorley

A report on this case has been called for and when it is received the Home Secretary will go carefully into the matter and communicate the result to the hon. Member.