HC Deb 23 February 1843 vol 66 c1158
Mr. Wallace

seeing the noble Lord the Member for Dorsetshire in his place, wished to ask the noble Lord if it was his intention, either in co-operation with the Government, or on his own responsibility, to bring before the House during the present Session any measure for correcting the abuses of the truck system, into which a committee had inquired last year?

Lord Ashley

said, he had not communicated on this subject with the Government. He thought it extremely desirable that Government should take the subject into their own hands, and if, through pressure of business or from any other cause, they should not do so, he would make an humble endeavour to propose some measure to the House which he thought would give efficiency and vigour to the existing law.