HC Deb 21 February 1907 vol 169 c1039
MR. ARTHUR HENDERSON (Durham, Barnard Castle)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has now considered the question of extending the Particulars Section of the Factory and Workshops Act to those sweated trades mainly carried on in workers' homes and not hitherto included within its provisions, many of which trades were demonstrated at the recent Sweating Exhibition.


Yes, Sir. I have recently issued the draft of an Order extending the requirements of Section 116 of the Factory Act to a large number of industries, including many of those in which home work is carried on. Inquiry into certain other industries is proceeding, but it has been thought best not to delay the issue of the present Order on account of those. I shall be happy to send the hon. Member a copy of the draft.