HC Deb 20 November 1912 vol 44 cc301-3W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many appointments of inspectors of factories and workshops have been made during the present year, distinguishing between junior inspectors, inspectors' assistants, and lady inspectors; and if he can give the previous occupation of each person appointed?


The particulars are as follows:—

Junior Inspectors of Factories (Eleven Appointments).

Previous Occupations.

  1. 1. Employed in woollen factories.
    • Appointed factory inspector's assistant (1893).
  2. *2. Apprenticed to a firm of engineers.
    • Assistant in designer's office of same firm.
    • Teacher of engineering, technology, and geometry technical classes.
    • Assistant in department of design of electrical machinery at City and Guilds Institute.
    • B.Sc. (London); Associate of the City and Guilds Institute; Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.
  3. *3. Assistant engineer and manager to Leigh Gas and Water Company; also engineer, draughtsman, and chemist to the same firm.
    • B.Sc. (Manchester) (first-class honours in engineering).
  4. *4. Cotton warehouseman.
    • Research work in electrotechnics at Manchester University.
    • Mathematics master.
    • M.Sc. (Manchester) (first-class honours in physics).
  5. *5. Half-timer in spinning and weaving mills.
    • Research student at Royal College of Science.
    • Mathematics master.
    • B.Sc. (London) (honours).
  6. *6. Factory hand and warehouseman.
    • Secretarial work for Glasgow Corporation.
    • Master in Grammar School at Glasgow.
    • M.A. (Glasgow) (honours); Scholar of the University of Poitiers.
  7. *7. Inland Revenue Excise officer.
    • Revenue student, Royal College of Science.
    • Assistant in Government laboratory.
    • B.Sc. (London) (honours in chemistry); Associate of the Institute of Chemistry.
  8. *8. Apprentice with firm of electrical engineers.
    • Draughtsman in the same firm.
    • General foreman to another firm of electrical engineers.
    • Intermediate examinations for B.Sc. (London) (engineering).
  9. *9. In the employ of an electrical engineering firm, designing and testing machinery.
    • Workshop experience with firm of hydraulic engineers.
    • Engineering tutor.
    • B.Sc. (London) (honours in engineering); City and Guilds honours certificate in electrical engineering, etc.
  10. *10. Underground electrician at a colliery.
    • Assistant works manager of colliery and by-product works, etc.
    • Lecturer in electrical engineering.
    • Lecturer to Fife County Council in electrical engineering and mining.
    • B.Sc. (Edinburgh) (engineering).
  11. *11. Demonstrator in chemistry.
    • Research chemist, Woolwich Arsenal.
    • Manager of celluloid film factory.
    • First-class associate in chemistry of the Royal College of Science.
    • B.Sc. (London) (honours in chemistry).
* These candidates were successful at the examination held in September last, and subject to the usual inquiries which are made by the Civil Service Commissioners as to health and character proving satisfactory, they will shortly be appointed.

Lady Inspectors of Factories (Two Appointments).

Previous Occupations.

  1. 1. Research work in physiological chemistry, for which she held a grant from the Carnegie Trust.
    • B.Sc. (Glasgow), 1908.
  2. 2. Research scholar in chemistry at Glasgow University and Göttingen University, Germany.
    • Practical and theoretical work in public health at Glasgow University, for which she holds certificates.
    • M.A., B.Sc. (Glasgow), honours in mathematics, physics and chemistry.

Assistants to Inspectors of Factories.

No appointments have been made this year, but an examination for seven vacancies is now pending.