HC Deb 27 February 1924 vol 170 cc451-2

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether a new scheme for Government employés has yet been prepared for submission to the registrar which will bring the Government scheme into accord with the recent Workmen's Compensation Act; and will he see that it is made operative as from the date the new Act came into force?


The Government compensation scheme expired on the 31st December, 1923, but was re-certified by the Registrar of Friendly Societies for a further period of five years. The necessary changes were then made in the scheme by the Registrar, under the powers conferred upon him by the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923, to bring it into accord with the Act. The scheme as thus revised has been offered to the workmen concerned, and, so far as can be ascertained, is being accepted by nearly all of them. It is not possible to apply the scheme as such to workmen who were injured between the 1st January, 1924, and the promulgation of the new scheme, but special arrangements have been made to meet any such cases which may arise.