§ MR. A. L. STANLEY (Cheshire, Eddisbury)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether it is the intention of his Department, either by legislation or otherwise, to prohibit the use of rag flock in the making of bedding without first subjecting it to some cleansing and disinfecting process.
(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The compulsory cleansing of rag. flock could not be generally secured under the existing law. I am not at present in a position to promise legislation on the subject, but the point has been noted for consideration when a suitable opportunity offers.