§ MR. TENNANT (Berwickshire)
I beg to ask the Attorney General whether, having regard to the definition of a non-textile factory, as contained in section 93 of the Factory and Workshop Act, 1878, farm servants engaged in thrashing corn in a barn by means of a machine worked by steam power come within the scope of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1897?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir R. E. WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
In my opinion farm servants engaged in thrashing corn by means of a machine worked by steam power, whether in a barn or not, do not come within the scope of the Workmen's Compensation Act of 1897.
§ MR. TENNANT
But is not the thrashing of corn preparing an article for sale? On what does the honourable and learned Gentleman base his opinion?