HC Deb 05 July 1900 vol 85 c633
COLONEL MILWARD (Stratford-on-Avon)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General whether his attention has been directed to a judgment in the Crewe County Court, delivered by Judge Yate Lee upon 19th June, in which the judge held that he had not power to enforce by a commitment order the payment of compensation to an injured workman under the Workmen's Compensation Act; and whether, failing the county court, there is any other inexpensive tribunal open to workmen whose employers fail or decline to pay compensation.


My attention has been called to the judgment in question. I am informed that another learned county court judge has decided the other way, and I hope that before long the point may he settled by the judgment of a superior court. With regard to the second paragraph of my hon. friend's question, I must point out that the decision as to commitment orders does not preclude the enforcement of the award by execution or otherwise.