Former MP, Hartlepools, The
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the danger of consumption, silicosis, and other bronchial diseases caused to naval ratings by inhaling fine particles of oil-fuel soot or of rust when cleaning out boilers, he will at once provide them with masks when so employed?
Is my right hon. Friend aware that ratings so employed are subject to continuous coughs, and that some are already tubercular?
Why cannot they be provided with masks, as is done in the case of workers in similar civilian occupations?
Former MP for Hartlepools, The
Entered the House of Commons on 14 December 1918 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 5 April 1943 — Died
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