HC Deb 17 April 1890 vol 343 c675

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if any steps have been taken to enforce the Factory Acts (Clause 16, 41 and 42 Vic.) in Messrs. Vaughan's works at Cardiff; if he is aware, that during the recent dispute, Messrs. Vaughan, and Co. supplied food to the women and girls at work on the premises, and that last Good Friday the women worked at this establishment to 12 o'clock; and if ho would see that in future the Factory Acts are enforced in this establishment?


Yes, Sir; the Factory Acts are being enforced at the dye works of Messrs. Vaughan, and I am not aware that they have been infringed. The facts referred to in the second paragraph took place at the laundry works of Messrs. Vaughan, which are not within the Factory Acts. The hands in the dye works had both Good Friday and Easter Monday as holidays. The dye works have been regularly visited by the Inspector for years.