HC Deb 28 July 1899 vol 75 cc674-5
MR. TENNANT (Berwickshire)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he proposes to take to secure a decision in respect of the matters in dispute in the case taken under the Factory Acts, which was recently dismissed by Irish magistrates, and dismissed again on appeal owing to the oversight of the Irish Crown Solicitor; and, whether any action is contemplated with regard to the oversight of that official.


I trust that the proceedings referred to, though they failed on a technical point, will have the effect of inducing the defendant company to observe the requirements of the Factory Acts. If, however, I find that the Acts, which are enforced in England and Scotland, are disregarded in Ireland, I shall have no course open but to authorise further proceedings. I am informed that the Crown Solicitor has been reprimanded and cautioned.