HC Deb 28 February 1910 vol 14 cc562-3

asked which of the lady inspectors of factories and workshops was responsible for the inspection of the South Wales and North Wales districts, respectively; and whether they had a competent knowledge of the Welsh language?


South Wales is visited by lady inspectors from the headquarters, North Wales by lady inspectors attached to the Midland Division. None of the lady inspectors, I am informed, speak Welsh, and no suggestion as to any necessity for their doing so has, so far as I am aware, ever been made. The number of women employed in factories and workshops in Wales is very small. The staff of men inspectors stationed in the Welsh districts include, of course, several who speak Welsh.