§ MR. GILL (Bolton)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can state the number of children employed as half-timers in the factories and workshops in the United Kingdom, and the number employed in textile factories in Lancashire and Yorkshire, together with the number in each large town in the two counties.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The latest figures available are those obtained from the Returns of employment for 1904. In that year the figures were as follows: Children employed in 1904 in the United Kingdom—
|In factories, workshops, and laundries||37,265|
|In textile factories in Lancashire and Yorkshire||25,345|
|In textile factories:—|
|Stockport (Lancashire part only)||186|