HC Deb 14 December 1888 vol 332 c236
MR. CLANCY (Dublin Co., N.)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he can now state the result of the inquiry made by the Inspector of Factories for the Dublin District into the causes of the strike of employés in the hosiery factory of Smyth and Company, Balbriggan?

THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. STUART-WORTLEY)(who replied) said (Sheffield, Hallam)

Yes, Sir. It has been ascertained that fines are deducted from wages in this factory. Proceedings are being considered for the purpose of raising in a Court of Law the question of the legality of such fines in a case that has arisen in England.

MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)

asked the hon. Gentleman if he would see that reasonable expedition was observed in bringing the test case to trial?


said, he had no reason to believe that any time would be lost.