HC Deb 07 June 1880 vol 252 c1344

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he will lay upon the Table a translation of the Acts now in force in France and Germany relating to the insurance of persons employed in mines, on Rail-ways, and at other employments; and, also, Return showing the legal liability of employers in said countries in case of injury to their workmen?


Sir, the moment the Question of the hon. and gallant Member appeared on the Paper, Her Majesty's Ambassadors at Paris and Berlin were instructed to have prepared and sent home as soon as possible a statement of the law in force in France and Germany on the points to which the hon. and gallant Member refers; and when these statements are received they shall be laid upon the Table of the House. I think it will be more convenient to adopt this course, as a translation of the laws in extenso would probably take some considerable time to prepare.