HC Deb 17 May 1901 vol 94 cc451-2
MR. TENNANT (Berwickshire)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that in the case of Squire v. Sweeney, Under the Truck Acts, the judgment of the Irish court was based upon the decision in Ingram v. Barnes; and, as this was an English case, whether he is advised that his Department may safely continue to take proceedings, if necessity arise, in circumstances similar to those recently found in Cornwall.


The course which, in answer to the hon. Member some days ago,† I indicated my intention of pursuing † See preceding volume, page 429. in regard to proceedings under the Truck Acts in England was deliberately adopted after full consideration of the whole question and all the cases bearing on it, and to that course I propose to adhere.