§ COLONEL LOCKWOOD (Essex, Epping)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether an increased compensation allowance can be granted to William Edward Ansell, a painter in the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, who was incapacitated by falling from a scaffold whilst at work at the projectile store in 1905; and, if not, whether he will take steps to increase the allowance of 2s. 8d. a week under the circumstances.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The allowance of 2s. 8d. a week was fixed as the result of the medical examinations which took place in July, 1906, March, 1907, and March, 1908. It was found at all three examinations that his capacity was only slightly impaired by the accident. The allowance is based on these examinations and his average weekly earnings before the accident.