Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad (Factory Inspection).

– in the House of Commons on 17th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr George Mathers Mr George Mathers , Linlithgowshire

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether arrangements have now been made to send a factory inspector to Trinidad to deal with the admittedly unsatisfactory conditions prevailing in that Colony; when he will commence investigations; and when it is anticipated the necessary work will be carried out?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. With regard to the other parts, the officer in question is not being sent out to conduct a special investigation of the factories and workshops in Trinidad. He is taking up the new appointment of Senior Inspector of Factories, and his duties will automatically entail the continuous inspection and supervision of factory conditions generally in the Colony.

Photo of Mr George Mathers Mr George Mathers , Linlithgowshire

Will an effort be made to see that this inspector gets on more quickly with the work he is doing now than when the effort was made to get him on the job?