§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Churchill)
The number of firms proceeded against was twenty-three, and the number of separate informations laid was 358. Convictions were obtained on 339 of the informations, the penalties amounting to £414, besides costs. The remaining nineteen informations were withdrawn on payment of costs. Six of the offenders had been previously convicted once, and one offender twice, for a similar offence during the years 1906–1909: convictions for these offences were not tabulated separately before 1906.
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I have had some complaints on the matter, and I am to receive a representative body from the employers on the subject.