§ MR. J. W. TAYLOR (Durham, Chester-le-Street)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the fact that the provisions of the Factory Act, 1901, Section 116, relating to particulars of work and wages, have already been applied to only about half of the forty odd home industries actually demonstrated at the recent sweating exhibition, held at Queen's Hall; and whether he will favourably consider the question of extending the protection of this section to all outworkers.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
A very large proportion of outworkers have been brought within the scope of the particular section; but I am aware that a number of small industries are still outside, and inquiries with regard to many of these, including some represented at the exhibition, have been in progress and are nearly completed. As soon as the Reports of these inquiries are received, the question of extending the section to the industries in question will be considered.