§ MR. HEDGES (Kent, Tonbridge)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the inspectors make returns of their new work under the Factory and Workshops Act, 1907, direct to the Home Office or to the local authorities; and whether it is possible to obtain official lists of the new places on their lists for inspection.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
The reports of the inspectors on their work under whatever Act are made to the Factory Department, not to the local authorities; and a general report is made annually by the chief inspector on the work of the Department during the preceding year and presented to Parliament. Lists of places under inspection are not published. I may remind my hon. friend that the Act he mentions has only just come into operation.