HC Deb 08 July 1920 vol 131 cc1632-3
34. Colonel ASHLEY

asked the Prime Minister whether it is the declared policy of the Government to insist that it is the duty of railway companies in Ireland to carry and handle munitions and also to transport the armed fords of the Crown; and, if so, have all railwaymen been dismissed who refused to carry out such duties?

Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)

The Irish railway companies have been informed that their statutory obligations as to the receiving and forwarding of traffic must be fulfilled, and that discrimination against Government traffic cannot possibly be justified. It is understood that a considerable number (about 200) of railwaymen who refused to carry out their duty have been dismissed.