§ Mr. T. Smith
asked the Home Secretary the nature of the communication received from the chairman of the Royal Commission on Workmen's Compensation?
§ Mr. Peake
As promised by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the end of November, the Royal Commission, whose proceedings had been suspended since the outbreak of war, were consulted as to resuming their inquiry; and the chairman has informed my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary that they have made preparations to resume their sittings and complete their report as speedily as possible. At the same time he makes it clear that their task is a lengthy one and that they should not be expected to present any report for some considerable time.