HC Deb 06 August 1888 vol 329 c1723
MR. BROADHURST (Nottingham, W.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he can now inform the House what course the Government intend to take with respect to the Employers' Liability for Injuries to Workmen Bill?

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

, in reply, said, the Government would have been very glad if they could have seen their way to have disposed of the Bill before the close of the present Sitting of the House. He agreed that the discussion in the Standing Committee ought to lead the House to expect that a comparatively short discussion of the Report would be necessary in the House; but it had been represented to the Government that it would be for the convenience of hon. Members who took an interest in the question, and especially to those who were known as Labour Representatives, if the measure were postponed until November. On the responsibility of those hon. Members, and to meet their wishes, the Government had consented to adopt that course.