§ SIR JOSEPH BAILEY
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, in any measure affecting the Corporation of the City of London, inquiry will be made into the status of the Fellowship of Free Porters, a society subordinate to the Corporation; and, whether the mode in which their funds are administered will be investigated, and the system by which their wages are paid by means of tokens cashed in public-houses?
§ SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT,
in reply, said, he was informed that it was not quite correct to say that the wages of the free porters were paid by means of tokens cashed in public-houses, these tokens being vouchers for work done. With regard to the former part of the Question, a good deal of evidence was taken on this matter before the Commission of 1854, and he directed the attention of the hon. Member to its recommendations.