§ MR MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has prepared an Order under the Cotton Cloth Factories Act, 1897; and, if so, will the same include and extend to Belfast linen cloth and spinning factories that are using polluted water for steam generation and use amongst workers; and when he will submit the same to the House?
§ THE HOME SECRETARY
Yes, an Order has been made and laid before Parliament. It extends to all cotton and cloth factories, but I have no power to extend it to linen factories, which are subject to special rules.