HC Deb 17 April 1877 vol 233 cc1270-1

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, if in anticipation of the Second Reading of the Factories and Workshops Bill, lie will favour the House with in- formation in a succinct form, to accompany the Bill and referring to its clauses, pointing out what alterations are proposed in the existing law, especially in the statutes intended to be consolidated?


in reply, said, he had ordered that the existing statute should be printed in the margin of the clauses of the Bill which had been laid upon the Table of the House. He should be sorry to ask the draftsman to point out what was the existing law and the proposed law in case hon. Members might be misled; but he would endeavour to carry out the wish of the hon. and learned Member as far as possible.