§ MR. FELL
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the fact that in the East End of London, particularly among cabinet makers, employment is only given to aliens, and that at certain of these establishments notices have been at times exhibited calling for labour, but adding that no English need apply; and whether he can take any steps to prevent this interference with the rights of English labour to work in England.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. KEARLEY, Devonport)
We are of course aware that many aliens are employed in certain industries in the East End of London, including branches of the cabinet making trade, but we have no information as to the alleged notices alluded to by the hon. Member beyond a vague allusion in a newspaper. If the hon. Member has any specific cases within his knowledge I shall be glad if he will furnish us with them.
§ MR. BYLES
Has the attention of the hon. Gentleman never been called to notices much more frequent in this country, "No Irish need apply?"
§ [No Answer was returned.]