§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he can state the result of the prosecution for breach of the Truck Act against the Rhymney 1707 Company, of which Sir H. Tyler, M.P. is Chairman?
THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. CHILDERS) (Edinburgh, S.)
I have not yet received any written official report from the Inspector. But he has sent me a telegram and a newspaper account of the proceedings, from which I gather that there were in all 14 charges against the company for infringing the Truck Act. With regard to the first case heard, the Bench came to the unanimous conclusion that a breach of the Act had been clearly made out against the Rbymney Company, and they imposed a fine of £20, and allowed £10 10s. costs. The other 13 charges were withdrawn, on the understanding that the Company should not appeal in the case already decided, and that they should undertake that there should be no further infringement of the Act. I have every reason to hope that the understanding will be carried out.