HC Deb 26 November 1912 vol 44 cc1011-2
75. Mr. GILL

asked the Home Secretary if he can state the amount paid by employers under the Workmen's Compensation Act in the year 1911; the number of individual claims paid in the case of temporary accidents and the average weekly rate of compensation; the number of claims paid in the case of fatal accidents and the average amount paid per case?


I am unable to give my hon. Friend the figures for all employments to which the Act applies, but for the seven great groups of industry for which returns are collected—that is, mines, quarries, factories, docks, railways, constructional works, and shipping—the figures are as follows:—

  • Total amount, £3,056,404.
  • Number of disablement cases, 419,031.
  • Average payment, £5 16s.
  • Number of fatal cases, 4,021.
  • Average payment, £154.
The average weekly rate in disablement cases is not ascertained, but in cases which were decided by arbitration or in which a memorandum of agreement was registered, the average weekly amount was 12s. 7½d. The compensation statistics for 1911 were issued yesterday.