HC Deb 29 April 1913 vol 52 c1001
66. Mr. JOHN

asked whether, under the operation of the Government of Ireland Bill, it will be necessary to rearrange the divisions for administering the Factory Acts, seeing that Dublin and Cork constitute with Swansea and Cardiff part of the western district; whether in such rearrangement the whole of the Welsh districts would be included in one division, having its headquarters in Wales; and whether, seeing that factory inspectors have important duties in connection with the loading and discharging of vessels, the magnitude of the shipping operations of the principal Welsh ports will be taken into consideration in determining the claim of Wales to separate treatment in the matter of factory inspection?


I am unable to say at present whether on the Government of Ireland Bill becoming law any rearrangement of the divisions will be necessary or not. If any rearrangement is found necessary, the considerations referred to in the question will be borne in mind, but I cannot now add anything to the statement which I recently made on the question of making Wales a separate division.