HC Deb 12 December 1972 vol 848 c67W
2. Mr. John Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will recommend a Royal Commission to inquire into the practicability of setting up a State insurance scheme to provide compensation for the victims of accident and illness.

Sir K. Joseph

The Government are giving urgent consideration to the recommendation of the Robens Committee on Safety and Health at Work that there should be an inquiry into the present system of actions at common law for damages, but have no proposals to extend state insurance into this field.