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Factories Act, 1937

Volume 645: debated on Wednesday 2 August 1961

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asked the Minister of Labour in view of the increase in factory accidents during the last year and the consequent need for injured factory workers to secure adequate recompense, if he will amend the Factories Act, 1937, to enable injured workers to have the same statutory right to immediate inspection of machines involved on the site of the accident as they have been available to miners in similar circumstances since 1911.

There is no evidence that the absence of a provision of this sort has created difficulties for injured factory workers. If the hon. Member has some particular case in mind, I would be grateful if he would supply me with the particulars.