§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home 800 Department whether he can state to how many trades the Particulars provisions under the Factory and Workshops Acts have been extended since 1895, and how long the inquiries have taken in each case.
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir M. WHITE RIDLEY,) Lancashire, Blackpool
Six orders extending the Particulars provisions of the Factory Act of 1895 have been made, and another is at the present moment under consideration. I am afraid I cannot say how long each of the inquiries has taken. Having regard to the number and complexity of the points involved in these cases, the inquiries may reasonably be somewhat protracted.