HC Deb 23 February 1893 vol 9 c175
MR. STUART-WORTLEY (Sheffield, Hallam)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give the House any information as to the fate and present position of the Bill to amend the Law relating to the Liability of Employers which was before the French Chamber of Deputies in 1888 and 1890; whether that Bill was proposed by the Government of the day; and whether, if in 1890 or since the Bill became Law, he will present a translation of it to Parliament?


A Bill was laid on the Table of the French Chamber by the Minister of Commerce on June 28th, 1890. It was referred, together with the proposals of numerous other Deputies, to the Commission de Travail, who elaborated another Bill, which is still down for discussion in the Orders of the Day of the Chamber. A translation of the latter will be found on page 148 of a Report on the relations between Capital and Labour in France, No. 258 Miscellaneous Series of Foreign Office Reports.