Mule Spindles (Lubrication)

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th May 1952.

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Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Heywood and Royton 12:00 am, 29th May 1952

asked the Minister of Labour if he will, at an early date, by regulation under the Factory Acts, make compulsory the use of technical white oil for lubricating mule spindles, in view of the fact that this oil has been found to be free from the cancer-producing agent.

Photo of Sir Walter Monckton Sir Walter Monckton , Bristol West

I have received from the Joint Advisory Committee on Conditions of Work in the Cotton Industry recommendations concerning the use of technical white oils for lubricating mule spindles. While the statement in the last part of the Question has not yet been fully confirmed, consideration is being given to the practicability of making regulations to implement the recommendations.

Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Heywood and Royton

Will my right hon. and learned Friend give an assurance that when the investigations are complete he will introduce the regulations at the earliest possible moment?

Photo of Sir Walter Monckton Sir Walter Monckton , Bristol West

I shall certainly go ahead with the matter as quickly as I can. The report is still in the hands of the printer.