Threshing Machines (Safety Precautions).

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 21st May 1942.

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Mr. De la Bère:

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in connection with the employment of young people on threshing machines, he will take steps, through the county war agricultural committees, to draw the attention of those employing them to the danger of accidents which can be guarded against; and, regarding some implements which are dilapidated and rotten, especially in connection with the platforms and safety-boards to the feeders, take adequate steps to ensure that these implements are in a sound condition in view of the number of accidents which took place last season?

Mr. Hudson:

I will certainly draw attention to the importance of guarding against accidents with threshing machines, and see what more can be done to impress on owners the necessity for safeguards.

Mr. De la Bère:

Does my right hon. Friend appreciate that this Question was inspired by the large number of accidents which took place in my constituency, and will he be good enough specially to draw attention to it there?