§ 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.
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir ROBERT FINLAY,) Inverness Burghs
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.