§ Mr. BUCHANAN
asked the Minister of Labour if she is aware that in Glasgow a large number of firms employing persons working under conditions governed by trade boards are very infrequently inspected; and if she intends taking any steps to set up an office in that city and also add to the number of inspectors?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
During 1929, over 16 per cent. of all firms affected by trade board rates in Scotland were inspected. If non-compliance with the rates is suspected, firms may be re-inspected, but my hon. Friend will understand that, without a very large increase in the number of inspectors, repeated inspections of particular establishments cannot be made. I shall continue to give close attention to the subject of inspection under the trade boards, including the 2393W particular matters to which my hon. Friend refers, but I hope that it will not be overlooked that the workers' organisations can also render great assistance.