§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Home 1207 Department what is the cause of the unusual delay in the publication of the Report of the Chief Inspector of Factories and Workshops.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. COCHRANE, Ayrshire, N.)
I explained, in answer to a Question of the right hon. Baronet on the same subject last March, † the special circumstances which made it impossble to promise this year's Report at so early a date as last year's. Every effort, however, has been made to expedite the printing of the Report, and I understand that copies will be delivered on Friday next.