HC Deb 08 May 1924 vol 173 c611
19. Mr. TINKER

asked the Home Secretary what action he intends to take to remove the dissatisfaction caused by the non-payment of compensation for the first three days to persons injured, under the Workmen's Compensation Act, who are off work for more than three days but less than four weeks?


The provision referred to by the hon. Member was the subject of considerable discussion in Parliament last year when the Workmen's Compensation Bill was being passed. It could only be modified now by further legislation, and further amendment of the Workmen's Compensation Acts cannot be undertaken at present.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many employers are now favourable to this practice, and, seeing that they were the people who opposed the Clause, will he make inquiries to find out if they are agreeable to having it adopted?


To make inquiries on a subject like this would be a very large order. Should the practice to which my hon Friend refers continue to grow, it will make it much easier for us to proceed with legislation.