HC Deb 29 January 1934 vol 285 c28
40. Mr. T. SMITH

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is proposed to introduce any Measure this Session to deal with the question of workmen's compensation?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)

I regret I cannot promise to introduce any legislation on the subject this Session.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the universal desire for amendment of this Act, especially to compel employers to insure for workmen's compensation, and will he, in view of the importance of this matter to a large body of industrial workers, reconsider the position?


All I can say is that I recently received a deputation on this subject—only on the 25th of this month—and I promised consideration, which I will certainly give, to the matters that were placed before me; but I can give no undertaking as to legislation.