§ 82. Mr. SUTTON
asked the Home Secretary how many injured persons have been deprived of their weekly compensation allowance owing to the insolvency of the Miners' Relief Society connected with the firm of Andrew Knowles and Sons, Limited, Pendleton, Manchester; whether he can state the number of widows and orphans affected by these cases; and whether any action can be taken to secure to these injured workmen and their dependants the compensation due to them?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
I have communicated with the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies, who tells me that he has no information as to how many persons have ceased to receive compensation allowance through the exhaustion of the funds under the scheme. As regards the last part of the question, I understand the question of the liability of the employer for the payment of compensation, which the County Court Judge has decided in favour of the employer, is likely to be taken to the Court of Appeal.