§ MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for the St. Patrick Division of Dublin, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that in Government works in Dublin, particularly the Board of Works, bank holidays such has St. Patrick's Day are observed only by the civil servants, and that tradesmen and others in the Government employment work as usual on these days; and whether this arrangement will be discontinued on next St. Patrick's Day, so that the national holiday may be observed by all Government officials and employees in Dublin.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
This Question, in so far as it refers to the Board of Public Works, should more properly be addressed to the Secretary to the Treasury. If, however, there is any other Department in Dublin, for which I am answerable, in which the practice mentioned is alleged to exist, perhaps the hon. Member will communicate the name of the Department to me, when I shall be happy to make inquiry in the matter.