HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 cc454-5W
Mr. Ede

asked the Home Secretary whether it is proposed to bring in a Bill to amend the law relating to workmen's compensation and more particularly to deal with the doctrine of common employment and other anomalies on the removal of which there is a wide measure of agreement?

Mr. Peake

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement on this subject made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the course of the Debate on Wednesday last. Any question of legislation affecting the doctrine of common employment must await the report of the Royal Commission.