§ 24. Mr. GEORGE HIRST
asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered the resolution passed and sent to him by the Wrath, Swinton and District Joint Hospital Board with reference to nurses and other persons employed at isolation hospitals; and whether he will consider amending the Workmen's Compensation Act to include them or what action he intends taking in the matter?
§ Mr. CLYNES
The resolution asked for such an amendment of the Act as would bring infectious diseases within the provisions relating to industrial disease. This would involve a big extension of the general scope of the Act, and all I can promise is that it will be noted for consideration when the opportunity comes for a revision of the Act.