HC Deb 13 July 1909 vol 7 c2012W

asked the Home Secretary if an Anglo-French Convention as to reciprocity in the matter of workmen's compensation such as was announced in France in 1906, and similar to the Franco-Belgian arrangement of February, 1906, has now been concluded?


I am glad to say that His Majesty's Government have been able to conclude a Convention with the French Government, which, in return for reciprocal treatment to French citizens in England, will secure to British subjects employed in France the full rights in regard to compensation for accidents enjoyed under the French law by French citizens. A copy of the Convention will, I understand, be laid before Parliament very shortly. The Convention will not come into force until certain minor amendments can be made in the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act, as they affect French workmen in England. For this purpose a short Bill will be required, which will be quite uncontentious, and will, I hope, pass without any difficulty.