HC Deb 11 March 1925 vol 181 c1327
78. Mr. CLOWES

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department. if his attention has been drawn to a practice, prevailing in the Stoke-on-Trent district, whereby industrial insurance companies dealing with workmen's compensation eases urge persons in receipt of partial compensation to accept reductions, in order that they may draw benefit under the Unemployment Insurance Act, and later to go into Court for abolition of compensation, on the plea that the person has recovered from injury and is seeking employment; and what action does he propose to take in the matter?


No, Sir. My right hon. Friend has received no representations in this matter, and before replying he would like to be sure that he clearly understands what is the precise hardship complained of. If the hon. Member will be good enough to furnish him with a full statement, he will gladly go into the matter and communicate with the hon. Member in due course.