HC Deb 02 July 1903 vol 124 c1180
MR. POWER (Waterford, E.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case of Thomas Wheatly, at present an inmate of the Kilmacthomas Union, County Waterford, who left the County Water-ford about the year 1878, and has been employed principally with the same firm in Scotland since then until last October, when he got employment in Wales; whether, seeing that this man lost his leg when in the employment of a colliery company near Glasgow, can he state what compensation did he get from the company; and will he explain why, when Wheatly was compelled to enter a union near his place of employment in Wales, he was made a charge on Irish ratepayers rather than on the people among whom he worked.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) In the circumstances stated, the removal of this man to the place of his birth would appear to have been in accordance with the law. I have no reason to doubt the accuracy of the several statements in the Question, and I have no information to enable me to say whether Wheatly received compensation from the colliery company.