Here are some questions that need answering:-
I. Will the Employers' Committee consent to take a ballot of their members upon the question of the acceptance or rejection of the workers' offer to accept Sir George Askwith's Report  as a basis for discussion?The following letter from one of the children deported  is worth reading, and we, therefore, reproduce it just as it was written, without making any kind of alteration in the spelling or punctuation:-
Drimscott, Beaufort Drive, Wallasey, Cheshire.Larkin's meeting in Liverpool was a great success, in spite of the fact that a leaflet was issued calling upon the seamen and firemen to prevent him speaking until he apologised for his criticism of Havelock Wilson  - a humorous idea. Another leaflet was also issued calling for a rally of the Orangemen against the meeting. It was hoped, no doubt, that such tactics would frighten the timid away; but the hall was crowded, nevertheless.
Speaking of the Seamen's and Firemen's Union, it is worth fixing this fact - that there are certain boats belonging to the Head Line of steamers being worked at present in Dublin by scab labourers from the Federation ship.  As these boats were discharged the members of the Seamen's and Firemen's Union desired to know their position in the event of their resolving to stand by ordinary Trade Union principles and refusing to work a boat that had been discharged by the lowest form of professional scab labour. Accordingly they wired to Maritime Hall, London, asking for instructions, and received back a telegram, signed by Father Hopkins, giving direct instructions to them to sign on in the scab ships, and thus complete the work the professional strike-breakers had begun. But, being men, they refused.
1. Askwith headed the Board of Trade inquiry into the lockout, which proposed that the workers be reinstated, that the employers' anti-union pledge be withdrawn, and that the union renounce the sympathetic strike for two years.
2. That is, sent to the homes of sympathisers in England to be looked after during the lockout. Catholic activists alleged that the children's faith was being endangered, and physically prevented all but a few being sent.
3. Leader of the National Seamen's and Firemen's Union.
4. The Shipping Federation was supplying men to break the strike.
Republished in Red Banner, No. 4 (PO Box 6587, Dublin 6).