§ MR. ASHLEY (Lancashire, Blackpool)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State 815 for India if he has received the Reports called for from the local governments in India as to the proposed limitation of the hours of work in the textile factories of Bombay and neighbourhood; and, if so, can he state what steps have been decided on.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (MR. MORLEY,) Montrose Burghs
The answer is in the negative. The Local Governments are still actively engaged in the inquiry and are not yet in a position to report.