HC Deb 01 December 1926 vol 200 cc1183-4
40. Mr. SHORT

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now in a position to give a decision in the case of Mr. Richard Boyse, of Tipton, whose case was raised with the divisional officer, Birmingham, on 31st May, 1926?


I have ascertained that when this claim was made last May it was found to involve a doubtful question of insurability, and the applicant was advised to allow his claim to remain in abeyance pending the decision of a test case which was being dealt with separately. Unfortunately, the claim was subsequently overlooked, and, as far as I can discover, the applicant did not make any move in the matter. The ease is to be considered by the local employment Committee in the next day or two, and I will let the hon. Member know the result.