§ Mr. RAMSAY MACDONALD
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can inform the House as to the number of visits to factories and workshops paid by factory inspectors and their assistants in the metropolitan area on Good Friday last, as to the number of offences reported, and the number of cases in which proceedings were instituted?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
Except where special circumstances require it, duty is not required of the inspecting staff on Good Friday; 194 visits were, however, made in London on Good Friday last; 83 contraventions of various kinds were reported, and proceedings have been authorised in three cases. Other cases are under consideration.