HC Deb 02 April 1917 vol 92 cc908-9

asked the Home Secretary whether he has yet put in force in any factory the provisions in Clause 7 of the Police (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act authorising the Home Office to secure special provisions for the welfare of the workers?

Sir. G. CAVE

No Order has yet been made under the Section referred to, but the inspectors of the Department have been making careful inquiries in the several industries as to the provision made for the welfare of the workers. In very many cases they have found the employers ready to adopt their suggestions without resort being had to the compulsory powers given by the Section. The question of making general orders is under consideration, and a decision will be taken as soon as possible.