HC Deb 20 April 1910 vol 16 cc2097-8

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that, owing to Lord Clonbrock's refusal to grant to his labourers an increase of wages, a force of police has been drafted into the district; and whether, considering the reasonableness of their demand, and having regard to the fact that for six months of the year they were in receipt of 10s. per week, for two months 8s. 6d. per week, and for four months 7s. per week, he will secure that the people of the district shall not be called upon to pay for extra police?


I understand that a number of Lord Clonbrock's workmen, have struck for higher wages, and that the men who have taken their places are under protection, and five extra police have been sent temporarily to the district for that purpose. This does not involve any special charge on the locality.