§ MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if it is his intention to include in the Labourers (Ireland) Bill a specific provision to entitle fishermen, as such, to all the benefits of the Labourers Acts.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
A fisherman to be eligible for a cottage must 895 come within the definition of the term "agricultural labourer" prescribed by Section 4 of the Labourers Act, 1886, as amended by Section 93 of the Irish Land Act of 1903. It is not proposed to extend the definition so as to entitle fishermen, as such, to the benefits of the Labourers Acts.
Did not the right hon. Gentleman promise to make inquiry a to the claims of fishermen to be included in any future Bill?