HC Deb 10 May 1934 vol 289 cc1229-30

asked the Minister of Labour if he will consider the issuing of regulations to ensure where a person has been off work more than two years, due to an injury or an industrial disease such as miners' nystagmus, that when he has been certified fit for light work by a medical referee, under Section 12 of the Workmen's Compensation Act, such person shall have a claim for his standard benefit for 156 days, and shall not be subject to the means test as his Department is now doing?


If I understand the question aright, the point the hon. Member has in mind is already met. The period of two years within which 30 contributions must have been paid in order to satisfy the first statutory condition may be extended to four years in case of sickness. If the hon. Member knows of any case in which this provision appears not to have been observed, I will have inquiries made if he will let me have particulars.


The question refers to persons on compensation for more than two years.


Yes, up to four years.