HC Deb 15 June 1874 vol 219 cc1588-9

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, When he will be prepared to bring in his promised Bill on the subject of the Protection of Women and Children?


, in reply, said, the question of providing remedial measures in mitigation of the evils arising from the employment of child-bearing women and children in factories was one into which he went on the second reading of his Bill relating to the subject a few nights ago. Since that time, several hon. Members had placed Amendments on the Paper with reference to that branch of the general question. Those Amendments should receive the attention of the Government before the House was asked to go into Committee on the Bill, and when the proper time came, he should be prepared to express an opinion on the Amendments.

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