§ MR. WILLIAM ABRAHAM (Glamorganshire, Rhondda)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the word "applicant" on page 4 of the Blue-book giving statistics of proceedings under the Workmen's 2230 Compensation Acts, 1897, 1900, and 1906, and the Employers' Liability Act, 1880, during the year 1907 implies the applicant for compensation or the applicant in the arbitration proceedings; and, if the latter, whether he can give particulars of the aggregate number of cases out of the 1,375 cases in which the workman was the applicant and the aggregate number of cases out of the 271 in which the applicant was the workman.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The paragraph referred to by the hon. Member deals only with cases in which the subject of the arbitration proceedings was a claim by a workman or his representatives for compensation. In all such cases, therefore, the applicant in the arbitration is a workman or his representatives.