HC Deb 17 June 1920 vol 130 c1489W

asked the Home Secretary whether, seeing that the compensation payable under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1906, has been considerably increased, he will reconsider the scale of fees prescribed for and payable to medical referees and assessors appointed by the Secretary of State for services rendered under the Act, having regard to the fact that such fees when prescribed were upon an exceedingly low scale, the responsibility of the work, and especially in view of the present increased awards to applicants and the reduced value of the fees, and taking into consideration that the medical fees under the National Insurance Act have been augmented consequent upon the increased cost of living?


This question will be considered with due regard to all relevant circumstances after the Departmental Committee which has been inquiring into the working of the Workmen's Compensation Act has reported.