HC Deb 24 May 1916 vol 82 cc2110-1
94. Sir W. BYLES

asked the Home Secretary whether certifying factory inspectors have been relieved of their statutory obligation to investigate factory accidents and to visit the injured person; if so, will he state by whose authority an Act of Parliament is superseded; whether he is aware that the arrangement deprives certifying surgeons of a portion of their income; and that the changed labour conditions due to the War make it not less but more important to preserve every safeguard against factory accidents, which generally arise from inexperience or fatigue?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers given to the questions on this subject on the 2nd and 18th instant. No alteration has been made, or can be made, without the authority of Parliament in the statutory duties of the certifying surgeons.