§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, in view of the following facts: that the Employers' Liability Act will expire this year; that a Select Committee last Session, after collecting much evidence, unanimously reported in favour of its renewal with amendments; that the noble Lord the then Leader of the House (Lord Randolph Churchill) last Session distinctly pledged the Government to introduce a Bill to so renew and amend the Act; that such promise has been more than once repeated by the Government this Session, he will without further delay obtain leave to introduce the Bill, so that it may be forthwith printed and in the hands of Members?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
I regret that circumstances beyond my control have delayed the introduction of this Bill. I hope to lay it on the table before there is any reasonable prospect of the House being able to deal with it.