§ MR. G. WHITELEY (Stockport)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has received a resolution from a joint meeting representing the employers and operatives 918 engaged in the cotton industry, reciting that the meeting was strongly of opinion that it was desirable that there should be an Inquiry made by a Committee of experts appointed by the Home Office into the working of the Cotton Cloth Factories Act, 1889, and into the whole question of steaming and the introduction of artificial moisture into cotton weaving factories; and, whether he can see his way to appoint such a Committee?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY,) Lancashire, Blackpool
I have received a resolution in the terms stated by the hon. Member, and I propose to appoint a Committee of three experts to make the Inquiry requested. ["Hear, hear!"]