HC Deb 19 December 1928 vol 223 cc3053-5W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, seeing that dockyard men working abroad do not come under the Workmen's Compensation Acts but under the Treasury Warrant framed under Section 1 of the Superannuation Act, 1887, he will consider introducing a

statement which gives the prices for the various kinds of light castings in Leeds at the periods, may be regarded as fairly representatives.

scheme under the Treasury warrant so that employés abroad may, in cases of accident, receive compensation on terms as favourable as those awarded to employés in this country under the Workmen's Compensation Acts?


The Workmen's Compensation Acts do not apply to injuries sustained abroad except in the case of seamen and crews of aircraft. Such injuries to dockyard men abroad are therefore dealt with by Warrant under Section I of the Superannuation Act, 1887, and not by scheme under the Workmen's Compensation Acts. The provisions of Section I differ in various respects from those of the Workmen's Compensation Acts, and the Warrant and the scheme cannot be assimilated.