HC Deb 06 April 1883 vol 277 c1636

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been drawn to the case of a trades dispute in Belfast, as reported in the "Morning News" of 3rd instant, where, during the proceedings before the magistrates, Mr. Hamilton, R.M. threatened to deal with similar future cases under the Crimea Act; and, whether he will inform Mr. Hamilton and other magistrates that under no circumstances is the Crimes Act to be applied to trade disputes, as promised by the Government during the passing of that Act last Session?


Sir, my attention has been called to the report in the North of Ireland newspapers on this very important and interesting question. I must have full time to communicate with Mr. Hamilton, and I will answer the hon. Member's Question on Monday.