HC Deb 21 May 1936 vol 312 cc1353-4
34. Mr. SEXTON

asked the Home Secretary how much of the £4,807,645 referred to in Cmd. 5077, page 7, paid to insurance companies as premiums under the Workmen's Compensation Acts and the Employers' Liability Act, 1880, goes to injured workers and the dependants of workers killed in industry?


I am unable to add anything to the particulars given in the statistics mentioned by the hon. Member except as regards the amount of the legal and medical expenses incurred in connection with the settlement of claims. Precise information is not available, but I understand that for the members of the Accident Offices' Association, which includes most of the larger companies, these expenses are estimated at 4¼ per cent. of the premium income.