§ MR. RAMSAY MACDONALD
On behalf of the hon. Member for the Barnard Castle Division of Durham, I beg to ask the Prime Minister, whether, in view of the character of the increase in the number of accidents, fatal and non-fatal, in places under the Factory and Workshops Act, he sees his way to give the House an opportunity of adequately discussing the whole, subject.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. ASQUITH,) Fifeshire, E.
The Government fully recognise the importance of this matter, but in view of the announcement just made by the Home Secretary of the intention to make a substantial increase in the inspecting staff, there does not seem to be any urgent necessity for an immediate discussion.