HC Deb 16 February 1875 vol 222 cc395-6

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If it is the intention of the Government to bring in a Bill this Session to extend the provisions of the Factory Act of last Session to the persons employed in the bleach works and dye works of the United Kingdom; or if it be the intention of the Government to appoint a Royal Commission or Commission to inquire into the condition of women and young persons employed in such works, with a view to legislation?


It is at the present moment under the consideration of Her Majesty's Government in what way they will best make an inquiry with respect to children and young persons employed in factories and workshops other than textile manufactories, as far as regards health and education; but at present I am not able to state exactly what form that inquiry will take.