§ MR. HUDSON (Herts, Hitchin)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Workmen's Compensation Bill will apply in cases where a steam engine is employed on agricultural land and used solely for the purpose of agriculture?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
The question which my honourable Friend asks me is a legal one, which can only be authoritatively decided by a court of law; but it would appear that employment on engines used solely for the purpose of agriculture does not come within any of the employments to which the Act applies. If, however, the engines are used for the purposes of manufacture or adapting articles for sale, the case seems to fall within the definition of a factory, and therefore within the Act.