§ 44. Mr. T. Brown
asked the Minister of National Insurance the number of applications received by the Workmen's Compensation Board, Supplementation pre-1924 cases, from 8th July, 1951, to 8th July, 1952, setting out the number of total incapacity cases, the number of partial incapacity cases, the number of claims disallowed, the total amount of compensation paid out to these cases, respectively, during the 12 months in question; the number of allowances which were terminated during the period in question because of death; and the number of claims undecided at 8th July, 1952.
§ The Minister of National Insurance (Mr. Osbert Peake)
I propose to circulate the latest available figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT. Some further information should shortly be available and I will let the hon. Member have it as soon as I can.
§ Mr. Brown
Is the right hon. Gentleman now in a position to amplify the policy on workmen's compensation enunciated by his Parliamentary Secretary on 2nd May, when he made the following declaration:Our policy is to examine the whole position of workmen's compensation in consultation with the T.U.C. and see whether any just and equitable solution of it can be obtained."—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 2nd May, 1952; Vol. 499, C. 1893.]Is the Minister now in a position to carry out that promise?
§ Following are the figures:
|WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION (SUPPLEMENTATION) SCHEME, 1951|
|Period from 11th July, 1951, to 5th July, 1952|
|Total incapacity||Partial incapacity||Total|
|Deaths of recipients||—||—||127|
§ The number of cases awaiting decision on 5th July, 1952, was 168.
§ The latest readily available figure for the amount of compensation is for the last week of December when approximately £300 was paid for persons totally incapacitated was £2,200 for persons partially incapacitated.