HC Deb 17 May 1916 vol 82 cc1532-3
110. Mr. THOMAS

asked whether the recent order issued by the Field-Marshal Commanding-in-Chief, Home Forces, in conjunction with the Railway Executive Committee, now throws the whole responsibility upon railway employés to use their own discretion during a hostile raid, but that the railways are to be kept working; and, having regard to the recent legal decision which denied compensation to a railway employé injured whilst on duty during the Hartlepool bombardment, whether he will, as president of the Railway Executive and in view of the order above referred to, make the necessary arrangements to ensure that compensation will be paid in cases where railwaymen are killed or injured as a result of enemy action whilst employed on the companies' premises?


I am considering this matter with the Railway Executive Committee, and I will communicate further with my hon. Friend in the course of the next few days.