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Wales (Lead Poisoning)

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the locations of those works in Wales where, according to the factory inspectors' reports, lead and its compounds are treated or handled in such a way as to give rise to concern for the health and welfare of employees and the local public.

Reports by HM factory inspectors indicate that there are no works in Wales where the use of lead and its compounds give rise to concern for the health and welfare of employees or the local public. Only on one occasion in 1981 has the inspectorate found it necessary to take enforcement action through the issue of an improvement notice, and this was concerned with washing facilities on a demolition site where there was a lead hazard.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the locations of those lead works in Wales which are scheduled by the Alkali and Clean Air Inspectorate as being major potential emitters of lead needing the strict control of an expert, professional authority.

A number of lead works in Wales are registered under the Alkali etc. Works Regulation Act 1906 and subsequent legislation, but these works are not regarded by the Alkali and Clean Air Inspectorate as major potential emitters of lead.