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.