§ MR. OSMOND WILLIAMS (Merionethshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the great increase of widows who have been compensated under the Workmen's Compensation Act becoming chargeable to the rates, he is prepared to consider the advisability of introducing at an early date a Bill so that further payments be made monthly instead of in a lump sum.
§ MR. AKERS-DOUGLAS
This matter is dealt with in the Workmen's Compensation Bill which has come down from the House of Lords, and now awaits Second Reading in this House. If the hon. Member will refer to Clause 11 of the Bill be will find that, in accordance with the recommendation of the Departmental Committee which. I appointed to inquire into the subject, power is given to the County Court to direct in what manner the compensation due to widows or other dependants is to be paid.