§ 13. Mr. T. Smith
asked the Home Secretary whether any decision has yet been reached to amend the Workmen's Compensation Act?
§ Mr. Peake
I cannot give any assurance about the production of an interim report at an early date, but my right hon. Friend has, as was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the end of November last, urged the Royal Commission to proceed with its work. The Royal Commission is doing so, and has held two meetings in the recent past.
§ Mr. T. Williams
Although we recognise that the Royal Commission will deal with major problems, has the Home Office any idea that something is likely to be done to satisfy conditions during the war 112 respecting an immediate increase in compensation?
§ Mr. Attlee
In view of the urgency of this matter and of the tenour of the Minister's reply, I beg to give notice that we shall take an early opportunity of raising a Debate on the matter.