HC Deb 02 March 1926 vol 192 c1263W

asked the Minister of Labour when he will have inspection made of the works of Messrs. Stevens Brothers and Martins, of Bristol, in order to ascertain the rates of wages paid under the Flax and Hemp Trade Board to the girls employed by that firm?


Action was taken in respect of this firm as a result of an inspection made in the early part of last year. Some points are, however, still outstanding, and these are being followed up.

Census. Females returned as gainfully occupied.
Number. Per cent, of the total female population aged 16 and under 60.
1911 Aged 10 years and upwards 4,830,734 43.3
Aged 16 and under 60 Not available. Not available
1921 Aged 12 years and upwards 5,065,332 41.4
Aged 16 and under 60 4,456,061 36.4