MR AUSTIN (Limerick)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case of a man named James Carroll, who was killed on the 15th July last year by an accident in the discharge of his duties as employee of Messrs. Watkins and Company, brewers, of Dublin; whether he is aware that this man left a widow and three children unprovided for, and that the Court of Appeal held that this case did not come within the operation of the Workmen's Compensation Act* See The Parliamentary Debates [Fourth Series], Vol. lxxviii., page 291.1076 of 1897, because the accident did not actually occur on the premises of the brewery; and whether the Government intend to take any steps to extend the Act so as to cover accidents of this kind.
§ MR. ATKINSON
This question should be addressed to my right hon. friend the First Lord of the Treasury.
MR. JOHN EEDMOND
I hope the First Lord will give this matter his attention. I will put the question on Thursday.