SIR JOHN HAY
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, How many English Counties have been visited (including those now under investigation) by the Assistant Commissioners appointed under the Commission on the employment of children, young persons, and. women in agriculture; and, whether it is the intention of the Chief Commissioners to obtain any evidence in Scotland illustrative of the many subjects touched upon in the first Report of the Commission?
, in reply, said, he might be permitted to answer the Question by enumerating the counties that had not been visited. These counties were Lancashire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire, Shropshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Hertfordshire, Cornwall, and all Wales. With respect to Scotland, the powers of the Commissioners did not extend to that country; but it was under consideration whether their inquiries should not include Scotland.