§ Mr. MANVILLE
(by Private Notice) asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the Lock-out Committee of the Amalgamated Engineering Union in Coventry is prohibiting the members of the fire brigade at the various federated factories from attending to their duties? Does the right hon. Gentleman know that the factory fire brigades in that city are the chief protection against fire, and that the public generally, as well as the various works, are at present jeopardised in the event of a fire; and will he take steps to see that members of these brigades are not interfered with or molested in the execution of their duties?
§ Mr. SHORTT
I have no further information than that given to me yesterday by my hon. Friend, but I am making inquiries of the Chief Constable.