§ MR. PICKARD (York, W.R., Normanton)
I beg to ask the Attorney General whether his attention has been called to the case of "Frances Bennett v. The Buxton Lime Company," in the County Court, New Mills, Derbyshire, reported in the Sheffield Independent of 14th February, in which the County Court Judge is reported to have held that the Company was justified in dismissing the plaintiff without notice, by reason of his having taken part in an agitation for higher wages, although the rules of the Company provided for a month's notice in writing; and whether it is the law that a workman forfeits his contract rights by taking part in strike or other agitations?
§ *THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir R. WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
I have written to the learned County Court Judge, who informs me by telegram that the report in the paper referred to by the Hon. Member is inaccurate. Beyond that, I am unable to give an answer at present, and must ask the hon. Member to repeat the question on Thursday.