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Flour Sacks (Capacity)

Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that, not- withstanding the repeated decisions of the national Joint Industrial Council for the flour milling industry that the use of 280 1bs. flour sacks shall be discontinued, a few firms still persist in using them thus exposing their employes to risk of injury; and whether he will use his powers to remedy this state a affairs?

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to the question he asked on this subject on 25th February last. As I their stated, no complaints have reached me, but if my hon. Friend can furnish me with particulars of any cases where the recommendation of the Joint Industrial Council is not being acted on, and the workmen have suffered or complained of undue strain, I shall be glad to make inquiries and consider whether any action is necessary to prevent injury.