§ SIR C. DILKE
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, as 12 of the 13 cases of phos- 857 phorus poisoning reported for June, 1898, are cases certified as having occurred at Bryant and May's during the years 1893 to 1898, first reported by the firm in June, and the thirteenth is a case which did not occur at a lucifer match factory, no entry has been made of the case of Robins, at Moreland's match works, at Gloucester, in which Messrs. Moreland were fined for having neglected to send notice to the certifying surgeon; and whether any cases have been reported from Moreland's since section 29 of the Factory Act of 1895 came into operation?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
The list in the Labour Gazette is a list of reported cases. Robins' case, which occurred in December last, was not reported, and the firm were prosecuted on that account. I have particulars of five other unreported cases at Moreland's works since the beginning of 1896, but in none was prosecution possible, owing to the limit of time fixed by statute.