HC Deb 03 July 1903 vol 124 c1261
MR. CROOKS (Woolwich)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will arrange that persons who are injured in the Arsenal at Woolwich, and who are detained in the Arsenal surgery by the medical officer, shall receive treatment and maintenance without deduction from their wages.


To ask the Secretary of State for War whether all the men who have lost time suffering from shock in consequence of the recent explosion at Woolwich Arsenal will be paid in full their ordinary rate of wage; and, if so, will he issue instructions for them to be paid without undue delay.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) By the scheme of compensation certified by the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies under The Workmen's Compensation Act, 1897, injured men receive half their weekly earnings while disabled, but workmen who were in the service when that scheme was introduced on 1st August, 1900, are allowed their full day-work rating under the former regulations. All workmen treated in the Arsenal surgery receive such treatment free; but those who get full pay while in hospital under the old regulations pay one shilling a day towards the cost of their food.