HC Deb 23 June 1904 vol 136 cc977-8
MR. TENNANT (Berwickshire)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has yet been able to sanction and confirm further by-laws under The Employment of Children Act, 1903; what is the total number of local authorities who have submitted by-laws, and why those of the London County Council have not yet been confirmed.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers-Douglas.)As regards the first two parts of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer which I gave yesterday on the same subject.† As regards the last part, a draft of by-laws was submitted to me by the London County Council, and on the 15th April last I wrote a letter to the council recommending reconsideration on some points and asking for certain information. I have not as yet received any reply to that letter.