§ Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked the Home Secretary whether he was aware that banksmen employed at the pit-top in the Treharris district of South Wales are required to work 84 hours per week, including an occasional shift of 36 hours running from Sunday morning to Monday morning; and whether it was intended to insert a Clause in the new Mines Bill limiting the hours of work of these men to eight per day?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I have no information as to the hours of work of banksmen in the Treharris district of South Wales. The Eight Hours Act does not limit the hours of workmen employed on the surface, and I do not think it will be possible to deal with the subject in the Mines Bill.2099W
Prevention of Corruption
§ Sir SAMUEL SCOTT
asked the Home Secretary if he will state what was the number of period from 1st January, 1907, to 31st December, 1910, giving the occupation of the offender, costs, if any.
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The particulars desired are given in the following table:—
CONVICTIONS UNDER THE PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION ACT, 1906, IN ENGLAND AND No. Occupation. Offence. (1) (2) (3) Conviction upon Indictment— 1 General Merchant Corruptly offering a gift to the servant of solicitors authorised to collect payment on behalf of foreign firms who had supplied goods to defendant, to induce the servant to report that defendant's firm had gone away or were in bankruptcy, or that the case was not worth following up. Summary Convictions— 2 Job Stock and Demaged Clothing Dealer Bribing a packer at a clothing factory to allow him to put into his hampers articles of clothing which were neither job nor damaged, nor included in his transactions with the firm. 3 Ditto Ditto 4 Grocer Endeavouring to bribe a Sergeant in connection with the supply of groceries to a barrack recreation room. 5 Building Contractor Endeavouring to bribe a lieutenant in charge of demolition work for which he had contracted. 6 Warehouseman Giving small sums to carters of a carrying firm to take and deliver parcels within a short distance without the knowledge or consent of the carrying firm and without paying any carrying fees. 7 Emigrant's Outfitter and Provision Dealer Corruptly offering gifts of money to an agent of a Steamship Company to induce the agent to medically pass certain intending emigrants. 8 Coal Agent and Betting Man Attempting to bribe professional footballers 9 Warehouseman Giving sums of money to a servant of a carrying firm to induce the servant not to enter on his collecting sheets particulars of goods entrusted to him for carriage. 10 Carman Receiving sums of money to induce him not to enter on his collecting sheets particulars of goods entrusted to him for carriage. 11 Company Director Giving gifts to an employee for favours shown in transactions with his employer. 12 Company's Agent Obtaining gifts of money from a customer as a reward for favours in business transactions with his employer. 13 Clothier's Traveller Offering gifts to an hotel agent for the agent to obtain and furnish to him the names and addresses of persons staying as visitors at the hotel. 14 Carman Offering gifts to a shopkeeper's employees to induce them to overstate the quantity of goods he had supplied. 15 Solicitor (a) Receiving a gift of money, and (b) using a false document to deceive his principals. 16 Carman Offering a gift to a servant to induce the servant to supply a list of names and addresses of the customers of his employers. 17 Company Secretary Giving a sum of money to the manager of a boot department of another Company for the purpose of obtaining orders. 18 Warehouseman Receiving a gift from a person to whom he had given an order for goods from his employer. 19 Hay and Straw Dealer Bribing manager of public weighbridge to alter a weight ticket 20 Weighbridge Manager Receiving bribe to alter a weight ticket
Act (Convictions). convictions under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1906, in England and Wales during the nature of the offence, the court where the case was tried, date of trial, penalty, and. order as to
WALES DURING THE PERIOD FROM THE 1ST JANUARY, 1907, TO 31ST DECEMBER, 1910. Court where tried. Date of trial. Penalty. Order as to costs, if any. (4) (5) (6) (7) Central Criminal Court 13th Jan., 1909 Six month's imprisonment with hard labour No order as to costs. Nantwich Petty Sessions 7th Oct., 1909 Fined £30 To pay £15 costs. Ditto Ditto Fined £5 Ditto. Cinque Ports Petty Sessions at Deal 16th Mar., 1908 Fined £10 To pay 8s. 6d. costs. chatham Police Court 6th Oct., 1910 Fined £25 Fine included costs. Manchester City Police Court 5th April, 1907 Fined £1 To pay £1 9s. ordinaye, and £10 10s. extra costs. Liverpool City Police Court 24th Oct., 1908 One month's imprisonment and fined £50 and £10 10s. costs, or in default, a further term of three month's imprisonment. Expelled under the Aliens Act at the expiration of his sentence. See column 6. Wigan Borough Petty Sessions 11th Nov., 1908 Two month's imprisonment with hard labour No order as to costs. Guidhall Police Court 7th Aug., 1907 Fined £10 To pay £10 10s. costs. Ditto Ditto Fined £1 — Old St. Police Court 8th Aug., 1907 Fined £ To pay £10 10s. costs. Old St. Police Court 8th Aug., 1907 Fined £50 To pay £2 2s. costs. Bow St. Police Court 11th Jan., 1909 Fined £5 To pay £10 10s. costs. Highgate Petty Sessions 24th Feb., 1909 Bound over in sum of £5 for twelve months, under Sec. I (i) (ii) of the Probation of Offenders Act, 1907, conditions under Sec. II. (i) being imposed — Marlborough St. Police Court 10th Mar., 1909 Fined £50 on each summons To pay £21 costs in each summons. Westminster Police Court 2nd July, 1910 Dismissed on payment of costs To pay £2 2s. costs. Marlborough St. Police Court 8th Feb., 1910 Fined £10 To pay £5 5s. Clerkenwell Police Court 18th Nov., 1910 Fined £5 To pay £2 2s. costs. Shepton Mallet 25th Feb., 1910 Fined £6 To pay £4 costs. Shepton Mallet 25th Feb., 1910 Fined £6 To pay £4 costs.
No. Occupation. Offence. (1) (2) (3) Summary Convictions—continued. 21 Farmer Bribing an employee to overstate the weight of straw he supplied to the firm. 22 Butcher Giving a present of meat to a servant as a "discount "from the weekly bill of her employers. 23 Coal Merchant Giving a railway clerk a sum of money to induce the clerk to omit certain charges from his account with the Railway Company. 24 Property Owner Offering a sum of money to a municipal official to induce him not to insist on certain alterations to property required by the Housing Committee. 25 Grocer's Assistant Offering an employee an inducement or reward for supplying him with a list of the names and addresses of his employer's customers.