HC Deb 14 March 1907 vol 171 cc232-3
MR. WARD (Stoke-on-Trent)

On behalf of the hon. Member for Glamorganshire, S., I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider the advisability of issuing rules showing whether compensation claims should be settled after July, 1907, the date the amended Workmen's Compensation Act comes into operation, upon the basis of the amended Compensation Act or the old Compensation Act, in cases in which the injuries or accident happened upon a date prior to the new law becoming operative.


I have no power to make rules on this subject, and the state of the law is quite clear. All cases where the accident happens after 1st July, 1907, will be under the new Act. All cases where the accident happened before †See (4) Debates, cliv., 76. 1st July, 1907, will be under the old Acts, except with respect to references to medical referees, as to which the new provisions will apply.