§ SIR WILLIAM PLOWDEN (Wolverhampton, W.
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has any objection to include in the Return of Accidents (Factories, Railways, and Mines), notice of which appears in to-day's Orders, the localities, and the names of the factories, workshops, and mines in which accidents have occurred during the year ending 31st October, 1889?
§ MR. MATTHEWS
am afraid I cannot comply with the hon. Member's request. It would add enormously to the labour and cost of the Return. and it would be wholly unprecedented, and not a little invidious, and would lead to conclusions possibly altogether erroneous as to the persons really responsible for the accidents, unless the cause of the accident were in each case explained.