§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his attention has been called to the increasing prevalence of the evil known as "time-cribbing" in factories; and whether the services of the police could be utilised for the assistance of the inspectorate in putting a stop to that system?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. H. H. ASQUITH,) Fife, E.
There is, I am informed by the Chief Inspector of Factories, no reason for believing that the practice of "time-cribbing" has increased. In several of the towns valuable assistance is given by the police, notably in Liverpool. Whether it is possible for them to give more help is a matter well deserving of consideration.
§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman would consider the advisability of issuing a circular calling the attention of Watch Committees to this matter?