§ 44. Mr. Garry Allighan
asked the Minister of National Insurance whether he is aware that Mr. C. Odd, 30, Jubilee Crescent, Gravesend, has been receiving £4 per week as compensation in respect of injuries sustained while in the employment of the Port of London Authority; that he has a wife and six children and that 25s. per week is now being stopped from his workmen's compensation on account of family allowances; and, in view of the fact that this is not in accordance with the agreement reached with the British Employers' Corporation, what further action he intends to take.
§ The Minister of National Insurance (Mr. James Griffiths)
I have ascertained that the case mentioned by my hon. Friend falls outside the scope of the arrangement made with the British Employers Confederation, the terms of which are set out in the reply given on 25th July to the Question put to me by the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. T. Smith), a copy of which I am sending him.
§ Mr. Allighan
Are we to understand from the reply that in no sense will the employer or the insurance company be relieved of any responsibility to the injured person?
§ Mr. Griffiths
The arrangement which I announced on 25th July concerned a certain number of cases, and, according to the information which I now have, this case falls outside. If my hon. Friend has any other information and will send it to me, I will look into the matter.