Factory Acts.

Oral Answers to Questions — Iraq. – in the House of Commons on 23rd May 1922.

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Photo of Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck , Nottingham South

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asked the Home Secretary whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce this Session a Bill to amend the Factory Acts?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

It is not proposed to introduce a Bill to amend the Factory Acts this Session.

Photo of Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck , Nottingham South

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware this reform is greatly overdue; and that it was promised last Session and the Session before that?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

Yes, Sir, I am aware that it is overdue, but I am afraid it is not possible to introduce it this Session.