Workmen's Compensation Acts.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 12th December 1922.

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The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Bridge-man):

My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. I have no authority under the Act to intervene in regard to disputes between employers and workers as to the amount of compensation to which a workman is legally entitled or the withholding of the payment of compensation. These are matters which can only be determined by a judicial tribunal. I understand, however, that an offer has recently been made by the directors of the association to meet the workmen's representatives and go into the allegations, and I hope that in this way it may be possible to arrive at a satisfactory understanding.