HC Deb 22 February 1883 vol 276 c589

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he is able to take any steps to check the contraventions of the Truck Act which are habitually taking place in Staffordshire and East Worcestershire, among the nailmakers, chainmakers, and boltmakers there; and, whether he will cause an inquiry to be made respecting the defective inspection of workshops in those districts, with the view of ameliorating the condition of boys and girls of tender years now employed in those trades?


Yes, Sir; I will make inquiries into the matter.