HC Deb 01 April 1914 vol 60 c1181
42. Mr. GILL

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has yet decided to appoint a committee to inquire into the working of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1906, with a view to legislation to do away with the present anomalies, as shown by cases decided in Court?


I am fully alive to the importance of this matter, but, as I have explained on a previous occasion, some of the questions involved, and particularly the question of State insurance, which the Government has promised shall be investigated, will have to be considered in connection with the system of national insurance established by the Act of 1911, and it is desirable that there should be a somewhat longer experience of the working of that system before the inquiry is instituted.