§ MR. J. RAMSAY MACDONALD (Leicester)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has now appointed the four additional inspectors promised on the 1st August last for special work in connection with dock inspection; what are their headquarters and districts; and what are their qualifications and experience.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
In accordance with the promise to which the hon. Member refers, four Inspectors' Assistants have been added to the staff of the Factory Department. This has enabled me to strengthen the inspection at London, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle by an additional assistant at each place, and each of these four men will, under the new scheme of duties for Inspectors' Assistants, be an assistant of the Higher Grade, and will be required to give special attention to the work of dock inspection. In Glasgow and nine other districts there will also, under the new arrangements, be assistants of the Higher Grade who will be available for dock inspection. All these assistants have had from seven to fourteen years experience in the actual work of inspection, and have been chosen, on account of their capability and experience, for inclusion in the new Higher Grade.