§ MR. EVERETT (Suffolk, Woodbridge)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to certain letters which have recently appeared in The Times, entitled "Death in the Farmyard"; and whether he will take steps to make the provision of some safety self-feeding or other protective apparatus compulsory in connection with steam chaff-cutting machines, the accidents caused by them being much more numerous than those caused by steam thrashing, machines, for which safety guards have been made compulsory?
§ MR. ASQUITH
My attention has been drawn to the letters to which my hon. Friend refers. I have brought the facts under the notice of the Board of Agriculture, and will give a further answer when I am in possession of their views.