§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can now state what has been the result of the consideration given to a recent judgment of the Court of Queen's Bench in Ireland on the subject of the applicability of the Truck Acts to knitting, and to the bearing of the matter on the Factory Acts; and what is found to be the effect and extent of the decision.
§ *SIR M. WHITE RIDLEY
No, Sir. This difficult question is not yet settled. I am to have a conference with the Law Officers on it this afternoon.