HC Deb 23 November 1911 vol 31 c1380

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that, with the exception of the Factory Act of 1907, which dealt exclusively with laundries and certain institutions, the last amending Factory Act was passed in 1901; and whether, in view of the fact that so great a period has elapsed and that many amendments to the law are needed, he will state when he intends to introduce fresh legislation on the subject?


As regards the first part of the question, the following Acts have been passed amending and extending the Factory Act of 1901—the Notice of Accidents Act, 1906; the Employment of Women Act, 1907; the Factory and Workshop Act, 1907; the White Phosphorous-Matches Prohibition Act, 1908; and the Cotton Cloth Factories Act of the present Session. As regards the second part of the question, I am not in a position to make any statement on the subject at the present time.