HC Deb 11 May 1893 vol 12 c648
MR. PROVAND (Glasgow, Blackfriars)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India if the Government intend to send a Factory Inspector to India to report on the working of the Factory Act in that country; and, if so, will he print and circulate a copy of the Instructions to be given to the Inspector?


There are Factory Inspectors already at work in India under the orders of the Government, and we are now awaiting their Reports for last year. The Secretary of State will ask the Government of India to append to their Reports copies of any General Instructions issued by them, or by Local Governments, for the guidance of Factory or Mine Inspectors. We are now sending out an Inspector to inquire into the working of the mines.


Will a copy of the Instructions be printed and laid before the House?


Yes, Sir.

SIR J. GORST (Cambridge University)

Will the special attention of the Inspector be called to the continued employment of women in underground mines?


Yes, Sir. That is one of the chief objects in sending out the Inspector. He is specially directed to inquire into that.