HC Deb 15 November 1932 vol 270 cc953-4W

asked the Home Secretary the number of colliery companies that have gone into liquidation in Glamorgan and Monmouth from January, 1924, to the end of 1929; the number of such companies which had fully insured for compensation to be paid to injured workmen; and the number of men affected where no compensation was paid?


I regret that I am not in a position to give the information for the period prior to 1927, but it appears from inquiries made by the Home Office that there were 51 cases of liquidation or other forms of winding-up in the coal-mining industry in Glamorgan and Monmouthshire during the three years from January, 1927, to December, 1929. I understand that in nine of these cases the employers were fully insured, and that in 37 others the compensation claims were fully met. In the remaining five cases there has been partial loss of compensation affecting some 750 workmen or their dependants. In one of these cases claims under the present Act were met in full, and the partial loss related only to certain claims outstanding for accidents which occurred before the Act of 1906 came into operation.