HC Deb 11 April 1867 vol 186 c1478

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the last Report of the Inspector of Factories, stating that in Printworks children of eight years of age and under thirteen, and females above thirteen, may be and sometimes are employed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and, if so required, without any interval; and boys above thirteen may be employed for twenty-four hours without any interval; and, if so, whether he intends to introduce into the Factory Act Extension Bill any Clauses to modify the hours of labour under the Printworks Act?


said, in reply, that some communications had been made to the Home Office from the inspectors of factories, with reference to juvenile labour in printworks. He proposed to consider whether a Bill could not be introduced for the purpose of regulation with regard to these works.