§ Major NATHAN
asked the Minister of Labour whether she has yet completed her inquiries into the sweated wages and unhealthy conditions of labour among many outworkers in East London, particularly in the boot and shoe industry, and whether she proposes to take steps, by means of a trade board or otherwise, to improve the conditions.
§ Miss BONDFIELD
The inquiries to which the hon. and gallant Member refers have been completed, and a summary of the results will be published in the November issue of the Ministry of Labour Gazette. The results of the inquiry are being brought to the notice of a joint committee of the employers' and workers' organisations in the boot and shoe trade, and I shall await their observations before deciding whether further action is required.