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National Insurance (Industrial Injuries)

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 November 1950

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asked the Minister of National Insurance (1) whether she will now increase the unemployability allowance of injured workers from 20s. to 30s.. as is paid to war pensioners;(2) whether she is aware of the hardship that results in cases where a workman after industrial injury or disease is assessed at less than 20 per cent., not likely to be permanent, and that many such workmen still have loss of working capacity, and, when suffering from dermatitis or rupture, are unable to perform their pre-accident work; and if she will take steps to remedy this.

I am discussing these and other aspects of the Industrial Injuries Acts with the Trades Union Congress General Council and cannot at present make any statement.