HC Deb 12 April 1934 vol 288 c465
12. Mr. TINKER

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been drawn to the case of Gaskell and St. Helens Colliery Company, where the court of appeal have given a decision that a person injured at the pit-head baths is not entitled to compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act; and will he consider amending the law so as to bring within the Workmen's Compensation Act those who use pit-head baths?

The Secretary of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)

I have seen no details of this case, but I will consider the position in the light of the full report, when available.


Will the right hon. Gentleman get into communication with the coalowners and see if they will agree to pit-head baths being included? Unless workmen can be assured that they are protected against injury, it is likely to have a deterring effect on the use of the baths.


I hope to have a very full report, and I will consider it.