HC Deb 09 July 1913 vol 55 cc409-10

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has had his attention called to the report of the chief lady inspector of factories and to the numerous instances of unfair and capricious fines and deductions from wages inflicted on women workers; and whether he intends to introduce a Bill to strengthen the powers given by existing legislation to remedy this hardship?


I have seen the report referred to in the question. The Amendment of the Truck Acts is one of the industrial questions with which I hope to be able to deal in the near future, but I am not in a position to make any statement on the subject at the present moment.