§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with regard to the words of Mr. Knyvett, contained in the Report of the Chief Inspector of Factories, as to the need for extending the Particulars Section to brass workers, whether he has yet ordered any extension of the section to trades other than those textile trades to which direct legislation applies?
§ SIR MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY
No order has yet been made for any extension of the Particulars Clause. I have received applications for its extension from two trades. In one case, that of the bleachers and dyers, I came to the 1324 conclusion, after inquiry, that there were not sufficient reasons for the extension; the other application, from the fur trade, is now under consideration. No application has been received from the brass trade since the Act passed, but if any such be received, it will be carefully considered.