§ MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he intends during the Autumn session to take legislative action to amend the Workmen's Compensation Act so as to include within its scope all workers in all employments, without restriction as to place of injury, height of building, or use of scaffolding; and that compensation be payable for injury from date of accident; and whether he has received the resolution adopted by the Irish Trades Congress held at Cork urging such legislation.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR, Manchester, E.)
There will not be time to deal with this matter in the Autumn session.
§ MR. NANNETTI
As there is a universal desire for England, Scotland, and Ireland to deal with this matter, cannot the right hon. Gentleman bring in a Bill?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
Requests, I know, are made for legislation of this kind, but the House takes care that no opportunities shall be afforded for passing it.