§ MR. BROADHURST) (Nottingham, W.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the employment by a husband of his wife in a factory or workshop which is not classed as a domestic factory or workshop in "The Factory and Workshop Act, 1878," is employment as defined in Section 94 of that Act?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
The hon. Gentleman asks me a question of law on which it would not be proper for me to give an opinion. If he knows of any case in which he considers that a wife is employed by her husband contrary to the provisions of the Statute, it is open to him to test the question by instituting a prosecution. I may inform him that the Inspector of Factories did some time since prosecute a man before the stipendiary at Manchester for employing his wife, but the case was dismissed on the ground of the relationship between the parties.