HC Deb 27 June 1907 vol 177 cc86-7

To ask the-Secretary of State for India whether the Report of the Factory Committee has been received from the Government of India; whether its recommendations will involve any legislation; and whether it is intended to appoint a Commission of Inquiry, on which the commercial interests affected will be represented, to consider the Report before any action is determined on.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley) The Report has been received, and is being printed for presentation to Parliament. In the Resolution appointing the Committee the Government of India stated that the inquiry would be a preliminary one, and that, if it showed the existence of abuses, a representative Commission would be appointed to consider the whole subject comprehensively before any radical changes in the present factory law were made.