§ Sir CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean),
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it would be possible to extend the advantage of the proposed Government Bill on Fines and Deductions from wages to shop assistants?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY,) Lancashire, Blackpool
This Question has been engaging my attention. I think myself that a good case can be established for extending some legislative regulation to fines and deductions from wages to shop assistants, but I doubt very much whether, in view of the hopes that I have of passing the measure this Session, it would be prudent to extend the scope of the proposed Bill beyond the classes affected by the present Truck Acts.