HC Deb 03 December 1888 vol 331 cc834-5
MR. AIRD (Paddington, N.)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, having regard to the importance of the Employers' Liability for Injuries to Workmen Bill passing during the present Session, and the benefits that would thereby accrue to the working classes, Whether arrangements could be made to save the time of the House by re-committing the Bill to the Standing Committee on Law, with the view of reconciling, if possible, some of the differences, and lessening the number of Amendments which have been put forward since the Bill was reported?


The Standing Committee on Law gave so much time and labour to the consideration of the Bill that I think it would not be reasonable to re-commit it. I trust that the House generally will be willing to accept the result of the labours of the Committee; and that Amendments which raise questions fully discussed by the Committee will not be pressed.

MR. OSBORNE MORGAN (Denbighshire, E.)

asked, when the Bill would be taken?

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

I have stated repeatedly that it will be taken on Friday.

MR. BROADHURST (Nottingham, W.)

Does the right hon. Gentleman say it will be taken on Friday?

MR. W. H. SMITH (London)

I am under the impression I have said so repeatedly; and I adhere to that statement.