§ MR. BELL (Derby)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the action of the Great Eastern Railway Company in discharging one of their employees for being elected as one of the representatives of the electors on the Poplar Borough Council; and will he state what action he proposes to take in regard to the matter.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I am aware that such a question has arisen between the railway company and an employee, but I have no official information as to the facts. The matter is not one which comes within the purview of the Board of Trade.