HC Deb 21 January 1918 vol 101 c686W

asked the Home Secretary, concerning the action of certain employers or their insurers, whether it is in accordance with the scheme by which it has been arranged that mutual indemnity societies, insurance companies, and railway companies are to treat cases of total incapacity under the Compensation Act of 1897 as if they were included in the Workmen's Compensation (War Additions) Act, to pay the 25 per cent. addition only from the date on which the workman makes his claim, and not from the 1st day of September, 1917, as provided by the Workmen's Compensation (War Additions) Act?


The arrangement is that cases under the Act of 1897 are to be regarded as included in the War Addition Act and dealt with on the same footing as cases under the Compensation Act of 1906. If the hon. Member will furnish me with particulars of any case under the former Act where a company has refused to pay the additional allowance as from the 1st September, I shall be glad to make inquiry. No such case has so far been brought to my notice.