§ * SIR JAMES WOODHOUSE (Huddersfield)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General whether he can state how many appeals have been brought in cases arising under the Workmen's Compensation Act to the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords respectively, and how many of these appeals have been determined in favour of the workmen.
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir ROBERT FINLAY,) Inverness Burghs
There were seven appeals to the House of Lords in 1900 from the Court of Appeal. The appeal was allowed in five cases, in one it was dismissed, and in one it was not prosecuted. In six out of the seven cases the decision was in favour of the workman. One other case has been decided this year, also in favour of the workman. I have not got the figures as regards appeals from county courts to the Court of Appeal, but, if the hon. Member desires it, I will endeavour to get them.
§ * SIR JAMES WOODHOUSE
I hope the hon. and learned Gentleman will be good enough to supply this information before the Second Reading of his Bill to take away this right of appeal.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS
asked whether, in view of the remarkable decisions come to, the Government would take an early opportunity next session of bringing in an amending Bill.
§ [No answer was returned.]