HC Deb 07 May 1891 vol 353 cc263-4

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if his attention has been called to the system by which many persons employed in the baking trade sleep in bakehouses or in lofts over or adjoining them, are liable to be roused during the night for work, and are employed for a number of hours exceeding that which is usual in any trade?


I am informed by the Chief Inspector of Factories that his attention has not been called to the system referred to. If the hon. Baronet will communicate the name of any places where such a system is alleged to exist, full inquiry will be made. Prosecutions have taken place for the employment before 5 a.m. of young persons in bakehouses.