42. Mr. TERRELL
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called by the Ministry of Munitions to the case of Miss G. George, of Chippenham, a young person, 20 years of age, who, while engaged on munition work for a Government contractor, suffered injury to one of her eyes, which two years subsequently had to be removed, who is now threatened with total blindness, and who has only received £30 compensation from the insurance company: and whether, to meet cases such as this, he can see his way to set up a fund from which compassionate grants can be made?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of MUNITIONS (Mr. James Hope)
I have been asked to answer this question. I regret I have nothing to add to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend last week.
In view of the fact that this question is addressed to the Prime Minister, and that the answer received last week was to the effect that the Ministry of Munitions were unable to deal with a case such as this, I desire to ask the Prime Minister to answer the second part of the question—whether he can see his way to set up a fund from which compassionate grants can be made? It is an extremely hard case.