§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what trades have, since his reply to a question last Session, applied for the extension of Sub-section 6 of Section 40 (the particulars section) of the Factories and Workshops Act of 1895; and, whether any further extension of the sub-section by order has taken place?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY,) Lancashire, Blackpool
Since my reply to the question asked by my right hon. Friend last June, applications for the extension of this section have been received from the handkerchief and apron makers, the felt-hat makers, the nail and chain makers, and the lock and key makers. In the first of these cases, I have decided to make an order extending the section. The draft has been prepared and will be published immediately. In the other three cases inquiries are still pending.