§ Mr. SWAN
asked the Prime Minister if he is aware of the widespread disappointment over the delay of the Government to introduce a Bill to amend the compensation laws, and that, due to the inadequacy of payment under existing compensation laws, the Departmental Committee which was appointed in May, 1919, agree that substantial increase in compensation is necessary, recommending a maximum for incapacitated persons of £3 per week instead of the present 35s., and to widows and dependants in fatal cases a maximum of £800 instead of the present £300; and when the Government intends to introduce the Bill to remove this inadequate scale?
§ Mr. SHORTT
The Prime Minister has asked me to reply. The Government are alive to the urgency of this question and hope to introduce the Bill early next Session.