HC Deb 25 April 1929 vol 227 c1037
8. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that many employers desirous of employing ex-service men suffering from war disability find difficulty in effecting insurance upon them to cover liability under the Workmen's Compensation Acts, or when they are effected they have to pay very high premiums, and that this militates against the employment of such ex-service men; and whether this matter has received, or will receive, his attention?


No, Sir. The Disabled Men (Facilities for Employment) Act of 1919 was passed for the express purpose of preventing any trouble of this kind. Under that Act agreements were entered into with a number of insurance companies under which the companies undertook to insure disabled men at the same rate as ordinary workers and, so far as I am aware, these agreements have been effective. If, however, any complaints have come to the knowledge of the hon. and gallant Member and he will furnish me with the necessary particulars, I shall be glad to investigate them.

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