HC Deb 18 March 1864 vol 174 cc300-1

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether Scutch Mills came within the definition of a "Factory;" whether the Law Officers of the Crown have given any opinion on that point; and, if so, whether that opinion supports the conclusion at which the Factory Inspectors have arrived on that point?


replied, that he did not understand that any opinion on the subject had been given by the Law Officers of the Crown, but the question arose some years ago, and it was held by the Inspectors that ordinary Scutch Mills did not come within the Factory Act; but that other Scutch Mills, with a particular sort of machinery attached, did come within the Act.