§ 62. Mr. O'DONNELL
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received communications from certain Irish railways signifying their willingness to meet the representatives of the workers to discuss the question of the War bonus; and whether he will be prepared to receive a joint deputation of the men's representatives and the railway managers to discuss the matter?
The answer to the first part of my hon. Friend's question is in the affirmative, and I understand that a meeting between representatives of the companies and of the men is taking place 1640 at an early date. The matter would seem to be one to be settled between the parties, and I do not think that a deputation to me would serve any useful purpose.