§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether in Order 81, extending the homework sections, now lying on the Table for forty days, the term paper boxes excludes match boxes as being chiefly made of wood: and whether there is any reason against extending the Order to these or making a new Order to include them.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
Match boxes made of card would be within the Order, but match-boxes chiefly made of wood would not come within the terms of the Order. Inquiries with regard to several small industries, of which match-box making is one, are now in progress, and I think it will be best to wait for their completion before amending the new Order which has only recently been made and issued to local authorities.