§ MR. STEADMAN (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether women are employed at Deptford Victualling Yard making horsehair beds for the Navy at a weekly wage of 12s.; whether he is aware of the insanitary condition of the workroom and total absence of lavatory accommodation for the women; and whether he will take steps to have the arrangements of the workroom altered in accordance with the provisions of the Factory and Workshops Act?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN, Worcestershire, E.)
At the present time there are six women employed at Deptford Victualling Yard making horsehair beds for the Navy at a weekly wage of 12s. The room in which they work measures 30 feet by 24 feet, with a span roof nearly 30 feet high. Separate lavatory accommodation is provided.