HC Deb 12 June 1896 vol 41 c961

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether, before prosecutions are raised by Factory Inspectors for neglect of sanitary regulations, the attention of the proprietors or managers of factories is first called to the defects, so that they may have an opportunity of remedying them; and, whether, if this is not always done, he will recommend inspectors to give reasonable notice in such cases before entering on prosecutions?


It is the general rule to give ample notice, and to allow full opportunity of remedying defects, before proceedings are taken. The rule, however, does not apply to default in such matters as limewashing, which are required by the Acts to be done annually, and in which the occupiers' duty is definite and well-known.