§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the recent decision of the King's Bench Division of the High Court in Ireland in Dean v. Wilson, a case which arose on a prosecution at petty sessions of a factory inspector against an employer of labour, and in which it was held that a certain weekly payment was not wages within the meaning of the Truck Acts, but was a bonus; and whether he will bring this decision under the notice of the Committee which is now inquiring into the Truck Acts.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
The decision in this appeal, which was taken by my instructions, has been reported to me. I am informed that it has already been brought to the notice of the Committee on the Truck Act.