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FLOUR DUST AND BAKERS ASTHMA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1099: tabled on 21 March 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that the Workplace Health Expert Committee of the Health and Safety Executive, in its 2017 report, entitled The Risks of Bakery Work, found that exposures to flour are, and remain, frequently higher than the level at which occupational asthma would develop, and that the incidence of the disease is similarly high and unremitting; further notes the finding that the use of a Workplace Exposure Limit for flour dust of 10 mg/m3 appears not to have been effective in reducing either exposure levels or the incidence in occupational asthma in this sector; regrets that much of the regulatory oversight for medium-sized and small bakeries in the UK falls to local authority environmental health departments which have suffered huge cuts under the Government's austerity programme; and therefore calls for additional funding to be made available so that the report's key recommendation that one or more evidence-based intervention studies are developed, implemented and evaluated with the key stakeholders in the sector might be taken forward.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.