HC Deb 11 February 1908 vol 183 c1506
MR. NIELD (Middlesex, Ealing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the number of the present staff of inspectors and assistant inspectors, male and female, of factories and workshops; and whether it is proposed to make any, and what, additions to their numbers in the immediate future.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The present authorised strength of the inspecting staff of the Factory Department, including all ranks is: Men, 152; women, 13. As regards the second part of the Question, I am not in a position to make any statement at the present time.