§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Attorney-General what proposals he has in the light of the Moorgate Underground disaster to amend the Fatal Accident Acts to give the spouse of a deceased victim not merely the right to claim damages for loss of dependency but also for loss of comfort and company.
§ The Attorney-General
The nature and extent of compensation in fatal accident cases falls within the terms of reference of the Royal Commission on Civil Liability and Compensation for Personal Injury. The Government have no present intention to seek to change the law relating to damages for death before receiving the report and recommendations of the Royal Commission.