HC Deb 24 August 1893 vol 16 c962
MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick's)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Government painting contracts have been given by the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland to a contractor who disregards the Resolution of February, 1891; and whether he will take steps to have the wishes of this House carried into practice in those and all other Governmental contracts?


It is presumed this question has reference to the contract for the painting of two of the Training Colleges in Dublin. I am informed by the Commissioners of National Education that the contractor for this work has assured them that he pays the workmen employed at the contract at the same standard rates of wages as are commonly paid by other firms in Dublin for the same kind of work.