§ Mr. SITCH
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions why Mrs. Eliza Spalding, 2, Lady Somerset Road, High gate, who met with an accident on 28th August, 1918, whilst employed at the National Filling Factory, Hayes, causing intestinal injury for which an operation was necessary, has received no compensation although continued applications have been made; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ Mr. JAMES F. HOPE
The weight of medical and other evidence before the Department is to the effect that the internal injury to Mrs. Spalding was not in any way due to the cause alleged. The Department are consequently unable to sanction the payment of compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act, and Mrs. Spalding's legal advisers were informed to that effect on the 20th instant.