HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 cc1366-7
23. Mr. William Shepherd

asked the Minister of National Insurance what steps have now been taken to ensure the employment, on conditions not less favourable than those which previously obtained, of individuals who were concerned in the operation of workmen's compensation with ordinary insurance companies.

The Minister of National Insurance (Mr. James Griffiths)

I cannot add to the statements regarding the recruitment of the Ministry's staff made by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary and myself during the Committee stage of the Industrial Injuries Bill.

Mr. Shepherd

Can the Minister give an assurance to the House now that no single employee will lose as a result of the operation of this Act?

Mr. Griffiths

I cannot give any such undertaking. The undertaking I gave was that we would recruit, from both the employers' and trade unions' side, suitable persons to administer the new scheme.