SIR T. D. GIBSON CARMICHAEL (Edinburgh, Midlothian)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether men employed by district councils in working steamrollers and stone-breaking machinery, and surfacemen employed in spreading road metal in close proximity to steamrollers, come within the scope of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1897?
MR. GRAHAM MURRAY
I am afraid I cannot make distinctions. On the 14th of last month, in reply to an analogous Question referring to the same Act, I refused to give my honourable Friend the Member for the Kilmarnock Burghs a legal opinion. I must again refuse to do so. But the honourable Member has, no doubt, observed that my honourable Friend the Attorney General has a softer heart, and he is consequently in possession of an English opinion which will doubtless serve his purpose.