HC Deb 14 March 1905 vol 142 c1362

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that James Webb, auxiliary postman, of Levenshulme, Manchester, on 7th December, 1903, when on duty, met with an accident which has permanently incapacitated him for active labour; that the man has done no work since the accident; that the only compensation awarded Webb has been a compassionate gratuity of £9 11s. 5d. ; and, if so, whether, under the exceptional circumstances, some further grant will be made to Webb.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) Webb's capacity to contribute to his own support was materially impaired as the result of an accident. The whole of the circumstances were represented to the Treasury before the award of a gratuity was made, and I regret very much that there are no grounds on which I can obtain a further grant for him from public funds.

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