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Catering Establishments (First-Aid Equipment)

Volume 530: debated on Monday 19 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Food why the revised proposals for food hygiene regulations contain no provision that first-aid equipment shall be readily accessible in premises to which the Factories Act, 1937, does not apply.

Because the circumstances are not similar. This is one of the subjects which my right hon. and gallant Friend will review in the light of the comments received.

Will the hon. Gentleman ask his right hon. and gallant Friend to look at this again? Does he appreciate that there is a good case for extending these provisions to all premises where food is handled?

The difficulty is that of finding a requirement which can be applied to the many and varied circumstances of the premises to be covered.