HC Deb 01 November 1948 vol 457 cc20-1W
59. Mr. Gooch

asked the Minister of Agriculture if it is his intention to introduce legislation amending the Agricultural Wages Regulations Act to enable, the Agricultural Wages Board to make an order for the payment of wages during sickness.

Mr. G. Brown

No. The position arising out of the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of Smart v. Spencer has been very carefully considered by the Government and I am afraid I can hold out no hope of amending legislation on the lines indicated by my hon. Friend.