HC Deb 17 July 1916 vol 84 c664
39. Mr. DEVLIN

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the fact that 1,000 workers have been locked out from the York Street Flax Spinning Mills, Belfast, owing to 100 machine boys having demanded an advance of 2s. a week; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. I am informed by the firm that a stoppage of work of the boys at these mills commenced on Monday, 3rd July, but that all workers resumed on Monday, 10th July, and have since continued at work.