HC Deb 28 June 1926 vol 197 cc815-6
53. Sir W. SUGDEN

asked the Prime Minister if he can yet give a date when legislation upon the factory conditions of employment will be introduced, and if he will give opportunities for tested and considered practical suggestions prepared by the various industrial research associations to be included in such legislation if it be found neither to handicap nor increase cost of production, but to give healthier conditions of labour for employés?


I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has already promised to intro- duce the Factory Bill this Session for purposes of information and consultation, and he hopes to introduce the Bill next month. He will certainly give careful and sympathetic consideration to any such suggestions as are referred to in the question.


Have invitations been extended to the six organised practical research associations dealing with these matters, and, if replies have been received from them, will their considered recommendations be incorporated in the Bill?