HC Deb 12 August 1898 vol 65 cc11-2
SIR C. DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that young persons have lately been employed at Maconochie's Factory on washing jam bottles until 10 or 11 p.m. after having worked factory hours in potting meat or in tinning fish; and whether he will take action in the matter?


It is the case that young persons have recently been employed in washing jam pots and bottles in this factory until half-past 9 p.m., after they had already worked the ordinary factory hours. Such employment is wholly illegal, and the Secretary of State has ordered a prosecution.