§ Colonel DAY
asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the Report of the chief inspector of factories and workshops, which points out that the type of mask in use in many aerated water works is unsatisfactory; and whether an order has been made making the use of the type of mask recommended by the chief inspector compulsory?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I am advised that there is no need for any such order. The Regulations require the provision of suitable face guards, and the chief inspector states that this has enabled the inspectors, where an unsatisfactory type of guard was in use, to insist on its replacement by a satisfactory guard. As the Report indicates, there are more than one good type of mask; different workers appear to prefer different types, and it would be undesirable to stereotype a particular form.