HC Deb 30 March 1896 vol 39 c367
CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he is aware that last year an Inquiry was promised as to the conditions under which clerks labour in entering rooms and similar places in the City, with a view to the necessity for further legislation; and, whether he can state what has been the result of that Inquiry?


My predecessor, in the course of a reply to a deputation from the National Union of Clerks which he received in March of last year, promised to make certain inquiries, and the result of those inquiries was, I believe, that he satisfied himself that he could not deal with the subject in the Factories and Workshops Bill then before Parliament.