HC Deb 11 February 1908 vol 183 cc1505-6
MR. CARR-GOMM (Southwark, Rotherhithe)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many factory inspectors are appointed by his Department to examine the conditions of labour and inspect gear on floating craft in the port of London.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The staff attached to the four London districts and the Kent district, which is available for inspection of docks in those districts, and for the enforcement of the Regulations made under the Factory Act, is seventeen inspectors and three inspectors' assistants, but none of these is detached for dock inspection solely. The work of inspecting docks is done as part of the general work of inspection under the Act.