§ 91. Mr. JOHN WARD
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Port of London Authority have reported to his Department an accident which occurred on 27th November, by which a dam and other works collapsed on a part of their new dock works on the River Thames; and, if not, will he ask for a full report upon the subject?
§ Mr. McKENNA
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question, as he is advised that the matter does not fall within the jurisdiction of the Board of Trade. No report of the accident has been made to the Factory Department, and if, as I understand, the accident arose in connection with a work of construction, it would not be reportable under the Factory Act. As my hon. Friend is aware, this class of case would be provided for by the Buildings and Public Works Bill which the Home Office has prepared.
§ Mr. JOHN WARD
When is it likely to be proposed in the House that we may see who are the real opponents to giving decent accommodation to this class of labourer?