§ SIR JOHN LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is in contemplation to consolidate various Factory and Workshops Acts so as to remedy the confusion and uncertainty arising from their numerous and, in some cases, apparently conflicting provisions?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY,) Lancashire, Blackpool
I am not aware of any conflicting provisions in the Acts, but I agree with the hon. Member in thinking they are so complex that their consolidation is eminently desirable. A Bill for this purpose has already been drafted, and I hope it will be ready for presentation to Parliament by the beginning of another Session.