§ MR. SEELY (Lincoln)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, having regard to his reply to a question by the hon. Member for Lincoln, on the 3rd July last year,✶ he can undertake that the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act will be extended to agricultural labourers this session.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
It will be within the recollection of my hon. friend that on 22nd March last a Bill for the purpose of extending the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act to agricultural labourers was read a second time, and that in the course of the debate my right hon. friend the Home Secretary, speaking on behalf of the Government, said they would support the Bill.† The Standing Committee have now reported the Bill, and I certainly hope the remaining stages of the measure may be rapidly completed.