HC Deb 01 March 1934 vol 286 cc1249-50

asked the Home Secretary whether he has any information regarding the cause of the death of John Thomas Taylor, of South Street, Eastwood, who was employed at the celanese factory at Spondon, Derby; whether he worked in the same department as the other men who died last year; and whether any liability has been admitted or compensation paid in this case?


I presume that the hon. Member refers to the case of J. T. Naylor. The Factory Department have inquired into this case and have found no evidence that the death was attributable to the man's employment. He appears to have worked in the department referred to, but only for two eight-hour shifts on the nights of the 20th and 21st November, and on a different process from that on which the other men were engaged, and I understand that the cause of death was quite different, namely, aplastic anaemia.