HC Deb 11 June 1896 vol 41 cc832-3

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, (1) whether he is aware that the Board of Governors of the Richmond Asylum, on 6th May, dismissed James Duffy and Frederick Brunton because they refused to give up membership of a trades union which had been established in connection with their employment, and registered on the 20th April; and (2) whether he will have an Inquiry instituted into this matter?


The fact is as stated in the first paragraph. The appointments and dismissals of Asylum attendants devolve by law upon the Board of Governors alone, and I see no sufficient reason for instituting an Inquiry into the matter, as suggested.