4 NOVEMBER 1916, Page 32

Welfare Work. By E. Dorothea Proud. (G. Bell and Sons.

is. viol. not.)—Mr. Lloyd George explains in the preface that the Ministry of Munitions has a staff who are concerned to see that the workers, especi- ally the women, are properly cared for, while they are in the factories. Miss Proud, who is now a member of that staff, was sent here from Australia to study our factory conditions before the war, and her book is an exhaustive account of what has been done, and what still needs doing, to make factory work as healthy and pleasant as is possible. It is evident that there is wide scope for a welfare department " in every largo works, but it must bo managed by a person with great tact and a sense of humour if it is to succeed.