HC Deb 29 June 1925 vol 185 c2020

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Mr. George Charles Bainbridge who, as the result of a fall while employed at the works of the Synthetic Ammonia and Nitrates, Limited, of Billingham, is now detained in a mental institution; whether he is aware that no compensation has been paid and that the man is not in receipt of National Health Insurance; and whether, seeing that the man fell in a doorway near the carbon monoxide plant and that the laboratory at Harrogate, while unable to certify that Bainbridge had been gassed, did contend that he sustained concussion as the result of the fall, he will inquire into this case?

The SECRETARY OF STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

I have made inquiries with regard to this case, and am informed that after a full hearing the Judge accepted the view that the man had been suddenly seized with an acute brain illness which caused him to collapse in the position in which he was found, and decided that his condition was not due to an accident arising out of and in the course of his employment.