HC Deb 14 June 1907 vol 176 cc7-8
MR. MOORE (Armagh, N.)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury if that Department has received a remonstrance from the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland against the refusal of the Treasury to insure managers under the Board against loss from accidents to teachers within the meaning of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1906; if he is aware that the teachers are paid by the Commissioners and are, in fact, in their employment, and that the Commissioners are willing to undertake the liability of insurance if authorised by the Treasury; and whether, having regard to the fact that in many cases the managers are in no better financial circumstances than the teachers, the Treasury will authorise the Commis- sioners to effect insurances of teachers, so as to secure an indemnity for them, as well as the managers, in case of accidents.

(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) A communication from the Commissioners of National Education on this subject was received by the Treasury on the 11th instant, and is now under consideration.