§ Mr. SPENCE
asked the Home Secretary if he is in a position to make a statement upon the question of increasing the number of factory inspectors; if it is contemplated to extend the number; and, if so, will he see that qualified men will be selected from the various industries in which an extension of inspectors are required?
I would refer the hon. Member to the statement I made on this subject in the Debate on the Horne Office Vote on the 15th instant. As I then explained, it would be inadvisable to deal with this question piecemeal, and my intention is, when the Factories Bill is through, or, at any rate, through its main stages, to set up a Committee to make a comprehensive survey of the whole position.