§ SIR J. LENG
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is now able to correct the imputation on the agents of the Dundee Jute Mills in India of refusing to consent to the closing of those mills after three o'clock on Saturdays and the whole of Sundays, consequent on a misapprehension by the Indian factory inspector as to the ownership of another mill near Calcutta?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
Yes, Sir, in reply to an inquiry I learn from the Government of India that the factory inspector, on whose report, transmitted by that Government, my previous answer to the honourable Member was founded, is now found to have been mistaken in stating that the agents who refuse to close their mills on Saturday afternoons and Sundays are representatives of Dundee firms. I am glad to have this opportunity of correcting that mistake, and of expressing my regret that it should have been made.