§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he can now state when the Report of the Chief Inspector of Factories and Workshops will he in the hands of Members; and, when the copy was sent to the printer from the Home Office, and what was the date at which the last proofs were passed for press.
I have also to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can explain how it comes that the Report of the Chief Inspector of Factories and Workshops was only presented on Wednesday afternoon.
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HAN BURY,) Preston
The Report is promised by Tuesday, the 3rd of July. All the manuscript of the tables was in the printers' hands by the 12th of April, and all the manuscript of the text by the 15th of May. The final alterations and corrections in the Lady Inspector's Report—which was the latest portion—were received by the printers last Wednesday morning. A final proof has been promised by to-morrow.