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Workmen's Compensation Benefits And Insurance

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 22 April 1943

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asked the Prime Minister whether he can furnish time for a Debate on the Motion relating to Workmen's Compensation Benefits and Insurance standing in the name of the hon. Member for Swindon (Mr. Wakefield) and other hon. Members?

[ That in the opinion of this House employers should continue to have a direct responsibility for safety in their factories, and that the rates of benefit under the Workmen's Compensation Act should be raised so as to bear a closer relation to average earnings, and that all employers should be compelled to insure with an approved insurance company or mutual society or to enter into an approved form of bond.]

I regret that the present state of public Business affords no opportunity for discussion of the Motion standing in the name of my hon. Friend.