§ Colonel DAY
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the neglect of the provision of sanitary conveniences at factories in many parts of the country; and will he make representations to the local authorities concerned in the passing of factory plans pointing out the reasonable standards laid down by the Sanitary Accommodation Order?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON - HICKS
A Memorandum was issued by the Home Office to the local authorities in 1912, which set out the requirements of the Sanitary Accommodation Order and suggested that they might serve as a general standard. Many local authorities have acted on this suggestion, but in other areas the standard enforced is not satisfactory, and I hope to take steps in the Factories Bill to improve the present position. In the circumstances I do not propose to issue any further representations at present.