HC Deb 16 May 1901 vol 94 c273
MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if any reply has been received from the Commissioners in Marlborough Street, Dublin, to the complaints of the secretary of the bookbinders' society, forwarded to these Commissioners by him for report, and if so, will he give their reply and will he say what quantity of books were supplied to the Marlborough Street stores for the past twelve months, with their titles, and the names of the publishers and the number supplied by each publisher; and whether the provisions of the Fair Wages Resolution are complied with in their production.


So far as I know, the Commissioners have not been approached recently by the bookbinders' society. I received a communication on the 8th May, which I have transmitted for their observations. In reply to the second paragraph, the Commissioners have informed me that they are unable to give such a Return, since it would involve great labour in preparation and could not be completed for a considerable time.


Will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to see that the resolution is complied with?


I have already written a letter on the subject.