§ MR. BIGGAR (Cavan, W.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been drawn to the fact that the officials of the Cork Spinning and Weaving Company, and of the Ulster Spinning and Weaving Company, have been urging their employés to sign Petitions against Home Rule; and, whether there is any means by which such conduct can be punished? The hon. Member said, he wished to point out that there had been a typographical error in the printing of the Question. "Cork Spinning Company" should be "York Street Spinning Company."
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY) (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
I thought it was. We have found, so far as we could learn in regard to the Ulster Spinning Company, that it is said that the movement originated amongst the workers themselves. I cannot speak as to the other Company, because I was not quite sure what it meant; but I may say that these are matters in which the Government cannot well interfere.