HC Deb 02 October 1924 vol 177 cc341-2W

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the publication of Command Paper 2237 explaining the Factories Bill, 1924, he proposes also to issue for the guidance of this House an analysis of the opinions of both employed and employers upon the more important changes proposed in the measure; whether such bodies of employed and employers have in each case been consulted; and, if not, whether they will be?


It is not proposed to issue any such document at present. As regards the second part of the question, every opportunity has been, and will be, given to organisations of employers and employed to make representations in regard to the provisions affecting them.


asked the Home Secretary if he is proposing, to establish a committee on factory inspection and inspectorate; and, if so, what the terms of reference are?


As my right hon. Friend stated in the Debate on the Home Office Vote on the 15th May, it is intended 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. The terms of reference have not yet been settled.