§ MR. TENNANT (Berwickshire)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether waiters and cooks in restaurants, and potmen, and barmaids are domestic servants within the meaning of that term in the Workmen's Compensation Bill; or whether, being merely workmen, they will come within the scope of the Bill.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) I am advised that waiters, potmen, barmaids, and, speaking generally, cooks in restaurants, are not domestic servants within the meaning of that term in the Workmen's Compensation Bill, but the question is one of fact to be decided on the circumstance in each case. The circumstance which is generally considered as most important to show that a servant is a domestic servant is that of residence in the master's house.