HC Deb 19 November 1918 vol 110 cc3334-5
19. Mr. CROOKS

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether his attention has been drawn to the case of W. C. Field, who sustained injuries on the 19th October, 1917, through being crushed between the main gate, Royal Dockyard, Woolwich, and an Army Service Corps motor lorry, No. L.R. 8078; whether he is aware that this man has been incapacitated for a considerable period and is still under medical treatment, it being doubtful if he will ever recover complete use of his left arm; that, although Field has been in receipt of compensation in accordance with the Government scheme under the Workmen's Compensation Act, he has been put to considerable expense as a result of the accident; and whether, in these circumstances, he will recommend the payment of a further sum to compensate Field for the expense to which he has been put, and for the personal injuries he has received?


I am making inquiries, and will let my right hon. Friend know the result as soon as possible.