§ MR. CHIOZZA MONEY (Paddington, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State 1127 for the Home Department whether it is the practice of His Majesty's Inspectors of Factories and Workshops to inspect regularly the manufacturing and other industrial establishments of religious and philanthropic institutions; and, if not, whether he will give instructions for such inspection to be made.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. GLADSTONE,) Leeds, W.
I am advised that the Factory Act does not apply to industries carried on in religious and philanthropic institutions where the relationship of employer and employed does not ordinarily exist, and which are not worked for purposes of private gain. Where factories or workshops in the ordinary sense are carried on in connection with such institutions they are inspected; and in some cases not coming under the Acts where the institutions have been willing to accept inspection.