HC Deb 19 July 1926 vol 198 c872

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made since the Imperial Economic Conference of 1923 in removing the disabilities of subjects of the British Empire in obtaining workmen's compensation under different Empire jurisdictions?


As regards the Dominions no change in the law, so far as I am aware, has taken place in pursuance of the Resolutions passed at the Imperial Economic Conference. of 1923, but the subject is one which may come up for) discussion at the forthcoming Conference in connection with the general question of Overseas Settlement. As regards the other parts of the Empire a Workmen's Compensation Ordinance has recently been passed in Trinidad and legislation on this subject is under consideration in certain other Colonies. Generally speaking conditions existing in the Colonies and Protectorates are so widely different from those of more highly industrialised countries as to render inapplicable legislation of the type appropriate to the latter.