HC Deb 02 March 1905 vol 142 c198

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the difference of opinion existing between the Board of Works and the operative painters as to the employment of labourers to do painting work at the Viceregal Lodge, Dublin, he will take some expert evidence on the matter; and whether he will say what was the rough work these men were engaged on.


One labourer only is employed part of his time at the Viceregal Lodge for rough painting work such as fencing, garden and pit frames, barrows, etc. I do not consider that expert evidence is required to decide that such work is of an unskilled description.


Eighteen men have been thus employed. I shall raise this question on the Estimates.