HC Deb 29 June 1905 vol 148 cc533-4
SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department during what period the services of Miss Martin-dale, His Majesty's woman inspector stationed in the Potteries, have been intermitted, and when it is proposed that she should return thither.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Alters-Douglas.) Miss Martindale was stationed temporarily in the Potteries in February, 1904, and spent most of her time there until February of this year. During; that period she visited practically all the potteries under special rules in England. At the end of last year I arranged for the addition to the lady inspector's branch of an inspector who should be allocated chiefly to work in Ireland, and should have her residence there, but one-third of whose time (or the equivalent amount of time of another inspector) should be available, at any rat3 for the present, for special inspection work in the Potteries. Miss Martindale has been selected for this post, but I cannot state the precise dates when she. will be in the Potteries.