§ MR. H. J. TENNANT (Berwickshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consent to lay upon the Table of the House the general official instructions issued by the Secretary of State to the Factory Department, as is done in France, Austria, and Germany?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
I do not know what are the French, Austrian, or German instructions to which the honourable Member alludes; but it must be remembered that in these countries many matters appear in administrative regulations which in this country are determined by Acts of Parliament. It is not the practice, and obviously inexpedient, to make public all Departmental instructions, but I shall be happy to consider whether it will be possible, on particular points, to furnish the honourable Member with the information he wishes.