HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 cc1656-7W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether his attention has been called to the case of Miss Frances Frost, of Tollesbury, Essex, who, whilst acting as examiner of explosives at Woolwich, was injured by an accident from explosion in the course of her employment so long ago as January, 1917; whether, at the request of the Woolwich authorities, her claim was entered twenty months ago and is not yet settled; and whether, in view of the inability of the claimant to resume employment, the settlement of compensation on fair terms will be made without further delay?


I have been asked to reply to this question. Miss Frost was injured through the upsetting of a bottle of acid on the 30th January, 1907. She has received weekly compensation under the Government scheme for various periods of total incapacity for work between January, 1917, and the present time, and for the remainder of the period, I understand, she has been employed by the Department, with average earnings exceeding her pre-injury average earnings. She was discharged on the 26th July, 1919, on reduction of establishment, and the question as to the payment of any further compensation to her is at present before the Treasury for decision under the scheme.