HC Deb 20 December 1906 vol 167 c1712

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the- Home Department, in reference to the stoppage of workmen, at the North Western Railway works at Crewe, whether he is aware that the works manager stated that old workmen of very long service were dismissed in their own interest, inasmuch as they might meet with accidents because of age; and whether he can take any action to protect men from dismissal whose age is considered to involve risks for compensation or make other provision for suck men by railway regulations.


I have seen the newspaper report of the statement referred to, but I am afraid that I have no power to take any action in the matter.