HC Deb 28 May 1907 vol 174 c1474
MR. WEDGWOOD (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it will be possible for him to make arrangements to have certain public houses privately watched on appointed dates with a view to ascertaining hoWmany persons carrying children in arms and hoWmany children apparently under the age of sixteen enter them; and, if so, whether he will cause such observation to be kept.


I have, with the assistance of the police, been making special inquiry into this matter in several of the largest towns in the country, but the information I wish to gather is not yet quite complete.