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Workmen's Compensation Act (Wales)

Volume 65: debated on Thursday 30 July 1914

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asked the Home Secretary whether he will make inquiries into the working of the Workmen's Compensation Act in West Wales generally, and the town of Gorseinon in particular; and whether he will ask for a return of the accidents that have occurred at the Swansea navigation Company's colliery thereat for the last two years, and the number of compensation cases arising therefrom, the amounts claimed, the amounts paid, and the number of cases suspended, the periods of such suspension, and the present number of disabled persons who are not in receipt of compensation who are claiming the same?

I have no evidence before me pointing to the need of a special inquiry in West Wales, but as my hon. Friend is no doubt aware a general inquiry into the working of the Act is to be instituted very shortly, and the Committee which will be appointed for the purpose will have full power to go into any questions that may have arisen in this district. I do not think I have any power to call for such a Return as suggested in the question.