HC Deb 11 June 1940 vol 361 cc1135-6
60. Mr. Gordon Macdonald

asked the Home Secretary whether he can now state the decision of the Government regarding the amendment of the law relating to workmen's compensation?

Mr. Peake

I cannot make any further statement on this subject at present.

Mr. Macdonald

In view of the distress which is being caused to workmen by this long delay, will the hon. Gentleman give an assurance that a statement will be made at the earliest opportunity?

Mr. Peake

I am aware of the desirability of a statement being made at the earliest moment; but the hon. Member will be aware that there was some tension in the House when the Bill received its Second Reading, under the previous Government. I think that we had better have a word about it in private.