HC Deb 01 April 1913 vol 51 c209
63. Mr. MUNRO

asked whether, before adjusting the case which it is proposed to present to the Court of Session in order to determine the liability of certain classes of share fishermen in Scotland to pay contributions under the National Insurance Act, the various fishery associations will be consulted on the subject?


The stated cases which the Commissioners propose to submit to the Court of Session relative to the position of certain classes of share fishermen under the Act will, before submission, be laid before representative fishing associations in Scotland for any observations which they may desire to offer.


Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind the important bearing that this question has upon the Workmen's Compensation Act?


I agree that that should be taken into consideration, but this is mainly at present a judicial question, and I cannot interfere until we have a judicial decision.