HC Deb 16 June 1898 vol 59 c405

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the regulations and appointments under the Workmen's Compensation Act, so far as relating to Scotland, are being made by the Secretary of State for the Home Department; and whether, having regard to the provisions of the Secretary for Scotland Acts, 1885 and 1887, such regulations and appointments ought to be made by the Secretary for Scotland?


I am unable to concur in the interpretation put by the honourable Member on the Secretary for Scotland Acts. If it was desired that the Secretary for Scotland, and not the Secretary of State, should make such regulations and appointments, then the Secretary for Scotland should, as is done in other Acts when required, have been substituted for the Secretary of State in the application clause of the Act to Scotland.