§ 82. Mr. CROOKS
asked the Minister of Munitions whether he is aware that Miss Selina Ward met with a serious accident at His Majesty's factory, Waddon, in June last, for which compensation was duly paid; that this worker applied for a declaration of liability under the Workmen's Compensation Act last November, and that the Ministry refused to agree but promised that the case should be reviewed; and whether any action has yet been taken in this matter?
This worker was injured on the 8th June last by scalding her feet when carrying a bucket of water. From a recent medical report, it appears that the present effects of her injury are slight, and, in the opinion of the medical officer, unlikely to impair her earning capacity. Her average weekly earnings from the date of her return to work at the factory in October up to her discharge, in January exceeded her pre-injury average. No further weekly compensation would appear to be payable under the Workmen's Compensation Act at present, and, in view of Miss Ward's post-injury earnings and the medical evidence, it is not considered that her case calls for declaration of liability.