HC Deb 08 July 1907 vol 177 c1174

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention had been called to the fact that, owing to the trade dispute in Belfast and occupation of the streets by armed troops, the trade of the town was almost at a standstill; and whether, in view of the interests involved, he would send a special representative to Belfast to endeavour to bring the dispute to an end by an amicable arrangement of differences.


Unless invited by all parties to lend my good offices it would be foolish for me to interfere on a matter in which I have no locus standi. I hope an amicable settlement will shortly be arrived at.