HC Deb 06 August 1888 vol 329 c1713
MR. NOLAN (Louth, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true, as stated by the Amalgamated Operative Bakers of the various Trades Unions in Ireland, in a Petition presented to this House on July 12, that the law relating to Sunday labour in bakeries is rendered inoperative in Dundalk and other towns in Ireland, owing to the fact that the onus of setting it in motion rests with the operatives, who can only take action at the risk of instant dismissal from their employment; and, if so, whether the Government can do anything to keep this law from remaining a dead letter in many towns in Ireland?


(who replied) said: From the Reports before me it appears that the law relating to Sunday labour in bakeries has been violated in Dundalk, and in certain other towns in Ireland. The Government will consider what steps should be taken to enforce the provisions of the Act.