§ 65. Mr. W. Brown
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will take steps to ensure that the nursing profession comes within the scope of the Workmen's Compensation Acts?
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Peake)
The hon. Member is under a misapprehension in thinking that the nursing profession as such is outside the scope of the Act. In any individual case it depends on whether the nurse works under a contract of service, and from a decision of the Court of Appeal in 1938 it appears that, generally speaking, nurses in hospitals and similar institutions come within the Act.