HC Deb 08 December 1919 vol 122 cc893-4

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in connection with the railway settlement, he is aware that Mr. C. E. Barrett, head draughtsman in the engineers department of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, at Melton Constable, who declined to act as a signalman during the railway strike, and who was summarily dismissed for that action on 30th September, but was ultimately reinstated on 7th October, two days after the strike was settled, has been wrongfully deprived of his salary, amounting to £2 13s. 4d., for the period in question, and has since been boycotted by the engineer and traffic manager and superseded as head draughtsman by a man of less service in the same office, who acted as a guard during the strike and who is now designated engineering assistant; whether he will give instructions for Mr. Barrett to be restored to his full former status in the office and for the portion of his salary that has been wrongfully withheld paid to him; and that no further attempt shall be made to victimise him for declining to act against his fellow workmen during the recent strike?


My attention has already been called to this case. Inquiries are being made.