§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the Inspector of Factories for the Bristol District has made any further Report on the alleged breaches of the Truck Act within such district, and if he will state the nature of the Report; what further action is being taken in the case; and, whether he will state the date and substance of any Circular issued to Inspectors of Factories since the passing of and relating to the Truck Law Amendment Act of last Session?
§ THE SECRETARY Of STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
Yes, Sir; a further Report has been made. The matter has been placed in the hands of the Solicitor to the Treasury, with a view to the immediate prosecution of the offenders. An abstract of the Truck Act was circulated among the Inspectors of Factories for their instruction in January last.