HC Deb 05 June 1873 vol 216 cc514-5

asked the President of the Board of Trade, When he intends to introduce his promised Bill, comprising provisions for amending the Laws respecting compensation to workmen for injuries sustained in the course of their employment?


in reply, said, he thought the subject referred to in the Question of the hon. and learned Member demanded the attention of the Government and of Parliament, but he did not expect to be able to introduce a measure relating to it during the present Session. He had found it necessary to include in the reference to the Royal Commission on unseaworthy ships all that portion of the subject of the liability of masters for injuries suffered by servants in the course of their employment which related to the sailors of this country, and he hoped they would have the advantage before next Session of possessing the views of the Royal Commission on that large part of the subject.