§ 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 1789 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.