§ MR. ASCROFT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there is any objection to the employers and workpeople interested in the question of steaming in weaving sheds being represented at the Inquiry that has been ordered to be made by a committee of experts; and, whether the conduct of such Inquiry will be left entirely in the hands of the Committee making the same?
§ SIR MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY
Assuming that representation by counsel, any suggestion for which would have to be carefully considered, is not what is intended by the Question, I see no objection to those interested in the Inquiry being represented at it. It is a matter, however, which, subject to what I have said, will be left entirely in the discretion of the Committee.