HC Deb 26 February 1880 vol 250 cc1445-6

asked the Chairman of Ways and Means, Whether, in view of the fact that the Government has introduced a Bill in the other House of Parliament dealing with the whole question of the liability of employers to their servants in cases of injury resulting from negligence, he proposes to proceed with his Motion on Friday with reference to railway employés only?


said, he intended to proceed with his Motion, if he could. The Motion dealt with a subject which could be conveniently separated from the general question of the liability of employers.


asked the Speaker whether it would be in Order to discuss a Motion on a subject in connection with which there was a Bill before Parliament?


said, he could not give the hon. and learned Member a definite answer to his Question until he had examined the Motion and the Bill to which it related.