§ MR. KEIR HARDIE
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to an inquest held at Deptford on 1st June, on the body of Edward Pluck, aged 65, who had committed suicide, in which the jury found that deceased committed suicide while labouring under mental derangement through having been turned out of his employment in the Government Victualling Yard at Deptford, in consequence of a clause in a Government contract prohibiting contractors from employing workmen over 65 years of age; and whether there is such a clause inserted in any contract at the Victualling Yard?
§ MR. E. ROBERTSON
My attention has been called to this matter by the question of the hon. Member. No such clause is inserted in any contract at the Deptford Victualling Yard.