HC Deb 23 June 1942 vol 380 c1835W
Mr. McNeil

asked the Home Secretary whether he will now consider introducing legislation authorising increased payments, under the Workmen's Compensation Acts, for all injured workmen?

Mr. Peake

The Workmen's Compensation (Supplementary Allowances) Act, 1940, provided substantial increases in benefits, particularly to the man with a family. As my hon. Friend is, no doubt, aware, a comprehensive survey of all the existing schemes of social insurance, including workmen's compensation, is being undertaken on behalf of the Government, and as was pointed out in reply to a Question on 29th April there would be obvious difficulties in any further revision of benefits pending the report of that survey.