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Instructional Centres (Workmen's Compensation)

Volume 345: debated on Friday 31 March 1939

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asked the Minister of Labour, whether men working in vocational and instructional training centres who receive injuries arising out of, and in the course of, such employment are covered by any special scheme such as that approved by the Treasury for men working in Government dockyards; and, if so, whether he will furnish a copy of that scheme?

Instructors and other industrial staff employed at the Ministry's Vocational and Instructional Centres are dealt with under the normal provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Acts and not under a special scheme of compensation. In the case of men in training who meet with accidents in the course of their training, ex gratia payments are made which compare favourably with the amounts which would be payable if the principles governing payments under the Workmen's Compensation Acts were applied.