§ Mr. TILLETT
asked the Home Secretary if he will furnish, in respect of docks, wharves, quays, and ships, a Return for each district in England, Scotland, and Wales, showing respectively for each year ending 1919, 1920, and 1921 the following particulars: total number of irregularities, i.e., items as shown by district inspectors in annual returns, reported by inspectors of all ranks; number of occupiers of docks, wharves, and quays (not cases.) against whom legal proceedings were instituted; number of owners of ships (not cases) against whom legal proceedings were instituted; number of fatal accidents on board ships; number of fatal accidents in docks, wharves, and quays; number of fatal accidents due to non-observance of dock Regulation 19; number of non-fatal accidents on board ships; number of non-fatal accidents in docks, wharves, and quays: number of non-fatal accidents due to non-observance of Regulation 19; number of docks, wharves, and quays on registers; number of docks, wharves, and quays not visited; number of ships inspected; where a ship has been inspected more than once in the same year it shall, for the purpose of this Return, be counted as one inspection; 1082W number of inspectors, showing name and rank, whoso duties are exclusively confined to the inspection of docks and ships; and number of days devoted to actual inspection, i.e., excluding attendances at inquests, courts, committee work, and time occupied in travelling?
§ Mr. SHORTT
I regret that it would not be possible to furnish a Return for each district of all the particulars asked for by the hon. Member. Some of them could not be supplied without taking up a very large amount of the time of the staff. All information, however, that is readily available will be furnished, and I would suggest that the hon. Member should confer with the Chief Inspector of Factories as to how far this information will meet his requirements.