HC Deb 04 January 1894 vol 20 c814

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the recent inquiry into alleged excessive hours of work on the Great Northern. Railway of Ireland was the first inquiry held under the Railway Servants (Hours of Labour) Act of this Session; and whether he is willing to lay upon the Table of the House a Report of said inquiry, giving the questions and observations of General Hutchinson as well as the evidence of witnesses?


In several instances representations as regards excessive hours of work of rail way servants have been inquired into, but the case referred to by the hon. Member was the first instance in which a formal inquiry was held. No official shorthand notes were taken of the inquiry. General Hutchinson's Report shall be laid on the Table of the House.