HC Deb 03 April 1952 vol 498 c1908
66. Miss Ward

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will now make a statement with regard to the payment of injury compensation to persons who, though not civil servants, are employed by the State in a civil capacity.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Under the Injury Warrant now in force, persons who are not civil servants but who are employed by the Government in a civil capacity, whether paid or not, are eligible for injury compensation on the same basis as civil servants.

Miss Ward

Is my hon. Friend aware that his Department very kindly sent me a letter stating that this very good decision had been taken by his Department quite recently after eight years of battle to win this right for these people, and that I am very grateful to him for having accepted this proposal?