HC Deb 27 March 1907 vol 171 cc1788-9
MR. CLELAND (Glasgow, Bridgeton)

To ask Mr. Attorney-General if his attention has been directed to a statement to the effect that a new tax amounting to £3,000,000 will be placed upon householders under the new employers' liability provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act; that such statement purported to be made upon the authority of a gentleman who has since stated that the sum he named was £150,000, and not £3,000,000; and whether he proposes to initiate legislation by which a newspaper can be punished for persisting in a mis-statement which misrepresents and disparages the legislation of Parliament.

(Answered by Sir Lawson Walton.) The newspaper referred to has published an explanation. The case is not one calling, in my opinion, for an amendment of the law.