HC Deb 13 November 1902 vol 114 c862
SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that objections are entertained by operatives in the industry of file-cutting by hand, as well as by the Cutlers' Company, to some of the proposed new regulations under Section 79 of the Factory and Workshops Act of 1901; and whether lie will take care that the new rules are not put into force until a local inquiry has been held into the objections taken to them.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers-Douglas.) When I issued these regulations in draft I invited criticisms on the proposals contained in them, and I have received objections to some of them both from operatives in Sheffield and from the Cutlers' Company. A local inquiry will be held, at which all persons affected by the proposed regulations will be heard, before they are finally settled and put into force.