HC Deb 12 June 1906 vol 158 c819

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many factories were unvisited during 1905; also whether he will give instructions that when the Report of the Chief Inspector of Factories is presented to the House it shall contain, in addition to the mileage travelled, the actual number of factories and workshops visited by each member of the inspectorate during the period covered by the Report.


The number of factories unvisited during 1905 was 23,258 out of a total of 104,666. I do not think it would be desirable to include in the Annual Report the number of places visited by each inspector. The mere number of places visited, without reference to the character of the works or nature of the district, would be misleading as an indication of the amount of work done.