HC Deb 08 March 1900 vol 80 c392
MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Sysons v. Knowles and Sons, Limited, by which it is decided that in order to come within the benefit of the Workmen's Compensation Act, the applicant must have been at the time of the accident in the master's employment for at least two weeks; and whether, having regard to the effects of this decision, he will introduce, or will support, a Bill to amend the Act in this respect.


The decision appears to me to be of such importance that I should like time to consider the matter and put it before my colleagues before I answer the question.