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White Lead Poisoning

Volume 245: debated on Thursday 20 November 1930

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asked the Home Secretary the number of cases of lead poisoning notified, and the number of deaths which have occurred since the imposition of the new regulations dealing with the use of white lead?

The Regulations under the Lead Paint Act came into force on the 1st October, 1927. During 1928, 87 cases were reported, including 20 deaths; during 1929, there were 75 cases including 10 deaths; and during the nine months ending the 30th September last, there were 43 cases including 9 deaths.

Could the hon. Gentleman say whether he is satisfied that these regulations are sufficient to meet the needs of the case?

I may say that they are constantly under review, having regard to the facts in cases that are brought to our notice.