§ MR. JOHN BURNS (Battersea)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been drawn to the dangerous nature of sheet enamelling work in the Midlands, and the recent death therefrom of a girl, Harriet Walters; and whether he will allow one of the Special Committee on Injurious Trades, now sitting at Stoke, to make immediate inquiries into this industry?
§ MR. ASQUITH
My attention was drawn to this case on the 26th of last month, and it has been referred to the Committee now inquiring into the white lead industry to report as to the sufficiency of the special Rules now in force. Mr. Cramp, Her Majesty's Superintending Inspector of Factories, and Secretary to the Pottery Committee, has made special inquiries into the case, and forwarded me a Report, which will be brought under the special notice of the Committee on White Lead.