§ Mr. WILKIE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the inquest on a baker at Southwark on 19th February, 1911, and to the excessive hours worked, and the conditions under which the bakehouse referred to is alleged to be conducted; and, if so, having regard to the public health, will he consider the advisability of giving facilities for the passing this Session of the Bill regulating the hours of bakers in bakehouses?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. I have received a report with regard to this case. The whole question of the conditions of work in bakehouses, in regard to the effect both on the health of the workers and on the public health, is being made the subject of investigation by my Department in conjunction with the Board of Trade and the Local Government Board; and until the inquiries are completed, I am afraid, I can make no statement on the question of legislation.