§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received a petition representing the adult deaf and dumb of the United Kingdom, praying that a clause be inserted into the Workmen's Compensation Bill to safeguard their interest; and what action, if any, does he intend to take in the matter.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) I have received one or two communications of the nature referred to by the 37 hon. Member, and I should be glad if anything could be done to prevent the Workmen's Compensation Act increasing the difficulties which must in any case be experienced by the deaf and dumb in obtaining and keeping employment. The matter is one which will in due course be considered by the Committee to which the Bill is referred.