HC Deb 15 August 1887 vol 319 cc487-8
MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether the United Plumbers Association of Great Britain and Ireland was applied to by the Labour Statistical Department of the Board of Trade to furnish information for publication; whether any information was received, and when; why no statement is made as to the nature of such information in the Paper upon Labour Statistics recently laid before Parliament; whether he will state how many Trade Societies in all were applied to for similar information, and when; how many replies giving information were received; and, why the information received has not been published?

THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)

The United Operative Plumbers' Association was applied to for information by means of a Circular issued in October last. In November five quarterly Reports only were sent in by this Association. Since then three further quarterly Reports have been received. The information supplied by those Reports was insufficient for the purposes of the Report, and could not be tabulated. The Circular asking for information was sent out to 166 Societies. Only 30 Societies, in addition to those included in the Report of the Labour Correspondent, sent in any information; and this information consisted merely of monthly or quarterly statements, which could not be included in the Report on account of insufficiency of detailed information.