HC Deb 15 June 1915 vol 72 cc528-9

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that in the case of John Miller, who, during the course of his private employment at Rosyth dockyard, was shot by a sentry on the 20th of November, 1914, the War Office has only paid to the widow the sum of £100 as an act of grace from Army funds; whether he is aware that this sum represents only about half the amount that the widow is entitled to receive under the Workmen's Compensation Act; and whether the War Office will reconsider the case and pay to the widow the full amount to which by law she is entitled?


The payment referred to was made entirely as an act of grace, and the Army Council are under no legal liability to compensate Mrs. Miller under the Workmen's Compensation Act. I am, however, making further inquiry into the case.