§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether his attention has been called to the fact that the plastering work of the new Birmingham Post Office has been sublet to a man of the name of Welling; whether information has been submitted to the Office of Works of the very extensive system of adulteration of the materials used that has taken place; whether the Board of Works acknowledged by letter, dated 10th September, 1890, that the statements made in regard to the adulteration were substantially correct; and whether, in spite of this condemnation, Welling has been allowed to continue to work and to commence the front block; whether he is aware that the Clerk of the Works has given orders that no plasterer was to be employed on the 651 job who had worked there previous to the complaint made of the adulteration of the materials; and whether he will inquire into the circumstances of the case?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. PLUNKET, Dublin University)
As the question only appeared on the Paper to-day, I have not been able to obtain the information necessary to enable me to answer it, and I must ask the hon. Gentleman to postpone it.