§ VISCOUNT CRANBORNE (Lancashire, N.E., Darwen)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the strong feeling among the cotton weavers in certain parts of Lancashire upon the subject of sizing and steaming in weaving sheds; and whether the Government will consent to the appointment of a Select Committee to inquire into the question?
§ MR. H. BYRON REED (Bradford, E.)
Before the right hon. Gentleman answers that Question, may I supplement it by asking whether the Government will extend the inquiry asked for by the noble Lord to the question of factory inspection generally?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
I think my hon. Friend will see that his Question has really no relation to the Question on the paper. But while it is extremely reasonable that both Questions should be inquired into, the subjects are entirely separate. In reply to the noble Lord, I have to say the Government will consent to the appointment of a Committee, if my noble Friend will move for it.