§ 40. Mr. Brockway
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what compensation would be payable under his regulations to a Civil Defence volunteer in the event of death while undertaking duties in a peace-time emergency.
§ Mr. Renton
Dependants of a member of the Civil Defence Corps killed in the course of official duty in peace time would be eligible for the benefits payable under the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Acts subject to the statutory conditions.
§ Mr. Brockway
Does the Minister regard this as adequate from two points of view? First, these people are volunteers. They are giving this service in their spare time and as a public service. Ought not that to be recognised by additional compensation if their lives are lost? Secondly, is it a good method of recruiting for this service to give this mean compensation which the hon. awl learned Gentleman has announced?
§ Mr. Renton
Fortunately, these deaths are rare, but they are covered by the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries)
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