HC Deb 07 December 1908 vol 198 c51

To ask the President of the Local Government Board if his attention has been directed to the recent decision of the Court of Appeal, holding the Central (Unemployed) Body liable for accidents to workmen employed by them under the Unemployment Act; was this liability foreseen and covered by insurance; and, if not, out of what funds will the liability be met.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) I am aware of the decision referred to. I understand that from January, 1906, to July, 1907, workmen were insured by the Central Body with a firm of underwriters, and that since the latter date all risks of the kind mentioned are covered by an inclusive policy of insurance effected by the Central Body with the Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation.