National Insurance Acts 1946 and 1948 (Amendment) [Money]

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th March 1967.

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Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

Resolved,That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to amend the enactments providing for benefits out of the Industrial Injuries Fund in respect of industrial diseases, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of any increase in the sums which, subject to the provision made by section 61 of the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act 1965 for reimbursement out of the said Fund, are so payable under the said section 61 or that section as applied by—

  1. (a) section 3(5) of the Workmen's Compensation (Supplementation) Act 1951; or
  2. (b) section 4(1) of the Pneumoconiosis and Byssinosis Benefit Act 1951; or
  3. (c) the corresponding provision of any Act of the present Session repealing and re-enacting the said section 3(5) or 4(1),
being an increase attributable to any provision of the first-mentioned Act of the present Session for securing that, where the extent of a person's disablement resulting from pneumoconiosis, or from pneumoconiosis accompanied by tuberculosis, would, if that person's physical condition were otherwise normal, be assessed under the said Act of 1965 at not less than fifty per cent. or be determined in accordance with a scheme under one of the other Acts afore-mentioned to be of comparable gravity, and the pneumoconiosis is accompanied, or further accompanied, by emphysema or chronic bronchitis, the effects of the emphysema or chronic bronchitis may be treated as if they were effects of the pneumoconiosis.—[Mr. MacDermot.]