§ MR. JAMES STUART (Shoreditch, Hoxton)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works what reply he is prepared to give to the memorial addressed to him from workmen employed in his Department in St. James's and Hyde Parks and in Kensington Gardens, praying that wages, hours of employment, and holidays may be granted to them on similar terms to those granted to the employees of the London County Council?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. PLUNKET,) Dublin University
The memorial from workmen employed in St. James's and Hyde Parks and Kensington Gardens referred to in the question is receiving my careful consideration, and I am making inquiries on the subject; but the hon. Member is doubtless aware that only two years ago we added £1,000 to the Estimates for the purpose of improving the pay of labourers employed in the Royal Parks. When I have been able to reply to the memorialists I shall be happy to answer his question.