HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 cc798-9
88. Mr. Stokes

asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been called to the injury sustained from a bomb explosion by Miss Angela Watson while in the course of her training as air-raid warden for the Royal Borough of Kensington; and why no compensation has been granted to her?

The Minister of Pensions (Sir Walter Womersley)

The facts of this case are as follow: Miss Watson was injured on 27th October and admitted to hospital for treatment. No claim was made by her during her stay in hospital and her formal claim, together with the necessary supporting evidence, was not received by the Unemployment Assistance Board, who act as the Ministry's agents, until 20th November. There was some doubt as to Miss Watson's status as a volunteer, but this was determined as quickly as possible and on 2nd December the necessary certificate was issued by the Ministry. The first payment of injury allowance was made on the 6th instant and further payments will be made immediately on the production of certificates of incapacity, for which Miss Watson has been asked, in respect of the period since she left hospital.

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