HC Deb 05 August 1919 vol 119 cc162-3
42. Mr. W. CARTER

asked the Home Secretary whether he will expedite the findings of the Committee appointed to consider the Workmen's Compensation Act, as the high cost of living makes it impossible for the recipients of compensation to get the bare necessities of life?


I am not in a position, to interfere with the procedure of the Com- mittee, but I am sure that they will use the utmost expedition. Meanwhile, I have under consideration proposals which have been laid before me by certain organisations of employers and workmen for the Amendment of the Workmen's Compensation (War Addition) Act, 1917, and I hope that it will be possible to reach, in consultation with the general body of employers' organisations, an agreement which will enable me to take immediate action.