HC Deb 30 June 1903 vol 124 cc913-4
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board, in view of the fact that the last Report of the Chief Inspector of Factories refers to unsatisfactory sanitary arrangements for men and women workers, mainly from Scotland, temporarily employed in the pickled herring and kippering trade at Great Yarmouth, will he consider the desirability of calling the attention of the local authority to the subject for the purpose of securing an improvement in the sanitary conditions

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers-Douglas.) My right hon. friend has asked me to answer this Question as the matter comes within my jurisdiction by virtue of the Factory and Workshop Act, 1901. As stated in the Report referred to, the unsatisfactory conditions in question have been brought under the notice of the local authority † See (4) Debates, cxxi., 1522. in accordance with the provisions of Section 5 of the Act of 1901. And the factory inspector, in addition to sending formal notices, has conferred with the officials of the local authority on the subject of providing proper sanitary accommodation, with the result that satisfactory action is being taken.