HC Deb 08 May 1924 vol 173 cc644-5W

asked the Home Secretary whether an order has been made under Section 8 of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923, extending the benefits of the Act to members of the crew of a fishing vessel who are remunerated wholly or mainly by shares in the profits or gross earnings of the working of such vessel, and, if not, what steps are being taken to secure it?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. Any application for an Order which may be submitted by or on behalf of any class of shave fishermen will be carefully considered, but no such application has so far been received.