§ 5. Major BIRCHALL
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give the latest figures showing the amount paid by employers for insurance under the various Workmen's Compensation Acts, and the amount paid in claims?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Rhys Davies)
My right hon. Friend has asked 1982 me to reply. The latest figures available are for 1922. The returns made by the insurance companies for that year show that the total amount of the premiums paid to the companies was £5,688,895, and the total amount paid out under policies was £2,873,145. Payments under policies, however, include legal and medical expenses incurred in connection with claims, so that the amount received by the workmen as compensation was somewhat less than this.