HC Deb 01 March 1911 vol 22 cc348-9

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he was aware that to a great extent the uniforms for naval cadets at Dartmouth and Osborne are made by home work; and would he state what precautions are taken to ensure that such uniforms are not made in homes where there is any infectious disease, but are made under proper healthy and sanitary conditions?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. McKenna)

The provision of uniforms for naval cadets is undertaken by their parents and guardians. If any clothing is alleged to be made under unhealthy conditions, it would seem to be a case for action under the Factory Acts, which are administered by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary.