§ MR. FELL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the inquest held at Woolwich on the death of James Reynolds; will he say if the deceased had been a workman at Woolwich Arsenal and had been discharged; and, if so, how long he had worked at the Arsenal, when he was discharged, and for what reason.
§ MR. HALDANE
My attention has been drawn to this unfortunate occurrence. The deceased workman was employed in the Royal Laboratory for twenty-two years, and was discharged with a gratuity of £27 15s. 6d. on 17th August, 1907, owing to the necessary reduction in the establishment.