HC Deb 10 February 1898 vol 53 c244
MR. TENNANT (Berwickshire)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General whether his attention has been called to the case of three girls who, in the course of their work in the potteries, have become blind through the action of lead poisoning; and whether it is the case that the Workmen's (Compensation for Accidents) Act, when it comes into operation, will provide a remedy in such cases.


My attention has not been called to the case in question. It is not possible to answer an abstract question as to the effect of the Workmen's Compensation Act. Every case must depend on its own special circumstances as to whether the injury was the result of an accident.