HC Deb 07 June 1887 vol 315 c1231
MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he will provide that out of the £17,000 recently voted for the Jubilee Service in Westminster Abbey, a sufficient compensation shall be paid to the family or relatives of the workman who has been killed, and to the other workmen who have been, or may be, injured in the course of their duty upon the said work?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminister)

The Government are not liable for accidents to workmen in the employment of contractors, and that must be my answer to the Question of the hon. Member, though they deeply regret that any person employed under these circumstances should meet with so serious and fatal an accident.