§ 71. Mr. Awbery
asked the Minister of National Insurance if he is aware of the hardship caused to injured workmen whose compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act has not been increased to meet the rising cost of living; and if he will take steps to raise the legal maximum to those men who have been suffering from industrial injuries for many years.
§ Mr. Peake
No, I cannot accept the statement that men in receipt of Workmen's Compensation are suffering acute hardship. If they are not working they will normally be receiving benefits, pensions or allowances under the National Insurance or Industrial Injuries Acts in addition to their compensation.