HC Deb 22 May 1973 vol 857 c42W
47. Mr. Gourlay

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in view of the disparity of treatment afforded to the relatives of those killed in industrial accidents, where in the course of their employment persons are exposed to the elements of nature, he will consider contributing public funds to a national fund to meet financial needs of the dependants.

Sir K. Joseph

The benefits of the Industrial Injuries Scheme are available for the dependants of those who are untunately killed in accidents which arise out of and in the course of their employments. The general question of compensation in respect of death suffered in the course of employment is, however, within the terms of reference of the Royal Commission on Civil Liability and Compensation for Personal Injury which was recently set up under the chairmanship of Lord Pearson.