HC Deb 14 February 1917 vol 90 cc654-6W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the discontent amongst the employés of the Irish Lights Commissioners at Kingstown; if he is aware that the recognised rate of wages in the district is not being paid; if he is aware that the Irish Lights Commissioners employ labourers to do tradesmen's work at labourers' rates of pay; and if he will inquire into the working of the Irish Lights Department and remove the causes of complaints?


Since my predecessor replied to a question by the hon. Member on this subject on 23rd November last, certain further demands have been made by the men at the Lighthouse Stores at Kingstown, and have been considered by the Commissioners of Irish Lights who informed me on the 24th January that an agreement between them and the men's societies had been arrived at.