§ 36. Mr. PETO
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in the extension of the Trade Boards Act to the industry of manufacture of sugar confectionery, it is intended to include chocolate confectionery containing sugar and confectionery manufactured from gums, such as pastilles and jujubes, which contain sugar, or to confine it to the cheap sugar sweets boiling trade; and whether he can indicate precisely what forms of sugar confectionery it is proposed to include and exclude?
41. Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked the President of the Board of Trade to state either exactly or approximately, the number of wage-earners of either sex who have come under the operation of the Trade Boards Act since its commencement?
§ Mr. ROBERTSON
It is estimated that, roughly speaking, there are 200,000 persons employed in the trades at present under the Trade Boards Act, and that about 70 per cent. of these are women and girls.