§ Mr. RAMSAY MACDONALD
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the decision of a Marlborough Street magistrate, on 2nd June, dismissing an information laid by a factory inspector against a master tailor under Section 116 (Particulars Section) of The Factory Act, 1901, on the ground that only men were employed by the giver-out of work; whether he is aware that if the magistrate's ruling is sustained it will place the majority of out-workers in the wearing apparel, boot and shoe, and other trades outside the scope and protection of the Particulars Section; and what steps, either administrative or legislative, he proposes to take in the matter?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Yes, Sir. My attention has been called to the decision in question which raises a very important point, and by my instructions application is being made to the magistrate to state a case for the decision of the High Court on the point.