§ SIR J. LENG
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Statutory Rules and Orders recently issued by him under the Factory and Workshops Acts relating to dangerous trades, particulars of piecework wages, period of employment where edge tools are made, and the maximum limit of humidity of the atmosphere in certain factories, are exhibited in the factories and workshops to which they are applicable, or otherwise brought directly under the cognisance of the workpeople interested?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir M. WHITE RIDLEY,) Lancs, Blackpool
Special rules for dangerous trades are required to be exhibited in all factories and workshops where they are in force. The orders issued by the Secretary of State under the Factory and Workshop Acts are not themselves posted in the factories and workshops; but in most cases, including all exemption orders, a plain statement of their effect must be exhibited. Also, as I stated in reply to the honourable Member a few days ago, notices of the orders are published in the "London Gazette" and the "Labour Gazette," and the Factory Department of my office does its utmost, by distributing the orders to the Press and otherwise, to make their provisions generally known.