HC Deb 28 February 1906 vol 152 cc1130-1
MR. JOHN WARD (Stoke-on-Trent)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider the advisability of framing a Standing Order making it compulsory upon the promoters of Bills for public works (such as canals, docks, railways, &c.) to make provision for suitable and sanitary house accommodation for the workmen and their families who may be engaged upon the construction of such works.


I am afraid that my department have no power to alter the Standing Orders referred to, and would suggest that the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent puts his Question to the hon. Member for Oldham, the Chairman of Committees, who alone can deal with it.