HC Deb 14 May 1888 vol 326 c171
MR. KENRICK (Birmingham, N.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, having regard to the fact that the "sweating system," now being inquired into by a Committee of the House of Lords, is not confined to London, the Government will consent to the reference to the Committee being extended so as to include the chief Provincial towns in the scope of the inquiry?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

The Committee referred to being one of the House of Lords, any steps to be taken for an extension of the powers of the Committee must be taken not here, but in "another place."