HC Deb 30 July 1906 vol 162 c415

To ask the Secretary of State for India, seeing that he has called for a Report in regard to the hours of labour of women and young people engaged in the Bombay cotton mills, will he include in that inquiry women and youug girls engaged as bricklayers and stonemasons' labourers at Ahmedabad and other places in the Bombay Presidency.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) The inquiry is confined to labour coming under the Indian Factories Act, and I do not propose to instruct the Government of India to enlarge its scope; but 1 will call their attention to the subject of my hon. friend's Question.