§ 40. Sir REGINALD POLE-CAREW
asked whether, under the National Insurance Act, when a man meets with an accident for which he is entitled to compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act, and he neglects to enforce his claim, the approved society or the Insurance Commissioners can either take proceedings in his name or withhold any benefit to which he may otherwise be entitled; and whether the Insurance Commissioners would be prepared to take proceedings with a view of compelling the Admiralty to pay compensation to men employed in the dockyards supposing that they are certified to be entitled to it by a medical practitioner other than the surgeon in charge of the yard?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
Where a person who appears to be entitled to compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act unreasonably refuses or neglects to enforce his claim, his society or the Insurance Committee may themselves take proceedings to enforce the claim. No such power, however, rests with the Insurance Commissioners, and the second part of the question does not, therefore, arise.