§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
To ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether complaints have been brought to the knowledge of the War Office as to the ventilation of the pressing room at the Army Clothing Factory by a private deputation to the Secretary of State and by other communications; whether the War Office were represented at the inquest on Alice wright held on Tuesday, and whether immediate steps can be taken to improve the ventilation of the two work rooms known as pressing rooms.
(Answered by Mr. Bromley Davenport.) No complaints of the ventilation of the pressing rooms at this factory have been brought to the knowledge of the War Office either by a private deputation or by other communications. The Department was represented at the inquest on Alice Wright by the matron of the factory. There are six pressing rooms in all, two being on the ground floor of the main factory where this woman worked. I am informed that the ventilation of these rooms is satisfactory, and no steps for its improvement are necessary.