§ Mrs. Tate
asked the Home Secretary whether he will introduce legislation to make the definition of a workman under the Workmen's Compensation (Supplementary Allowance) Act, 1940, identical with that under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1925, in view of the injustice of supplementing the allowance only to the dependent children of male workers?
§ Mr. Peake
Women workers are entitled under the Act of 1940 to the flat rate supplementary allowance in the same way as male workers. As regards the supplementary allowances in respect of children, provision is made for allowances in respect of the children of widows under the Widows Pension Act and other schemes, and a provision in the Act of 1940 for allowances in respect of such children would have meant a duplication of allowances in these cases.