§ MR. RAMSAY MACDONALD (Leicester)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the sixteen new inspectorships for factories, promised in May, have now been appointed; and how many of these are promotions from the ranks of assistants.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
Since the announcement which I made on the 27th February last in answer to a Question by my hon. friend the Member for Berwickshire, eight additional inspectors have been appointed, besides four to fill vacancies which have arisen. Of these 871 twelve appointments, two were promotions from the Assistant class. The eight remaining posts will be filled in the course of this winter.