§ Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he was aware that the controller at the Holloway factory, when he gave a workman named Cosker his notice of discharge, told him that if Tariff Reform had been adopted his discharge might have been avoided; and whether he would take steps to prevent officials using their positions to propagate their political principles?
The HON. MEMBER
also asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a man named Cosker, employed at the Holloway factory, who was discharged recently, ostensibly on account of slackness, had made a complaint a few days prior to receiving notice with regard to a shortage in his wages; and whether he will make close inquiry into the matter with a view to ascertaining whether the fact of the man having made a complaint was really the cause of his discharge?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I am assured that the Controller of Factories made no such statement as is attributed to him, and I am satisfied, after close inquiry, that Cosker's discharge was not in any way connected with his complaint.