HC Deb 27 February 1919 vol 112 cc1990-1W
Viscount WOLMER

asked the Secretary of State for War whether civilian observers employed in flying at the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough are not entitled to any compensation for accidents under the Workmen's Compensation Acts nor to the same compensation as soldiers would receive in the event of an accident; and whether he can state what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


Any civilian observer employed by the Royal Aircraft Establishment, South Farnborough, whose remuneration does not exceed £250 per annum, and who sustains an injury arising out of and in the course of his employment, would be dealt with under the terms of the Workmen's Compensation Acts or of the Government scheme there under, if he had accepted the latter. A civilian observer of that establishment with remuneration exceeding £250 per annum would be dealt with in accordance with the terms of a special Warrant of the Treasury under Section 1 of the Superannuation Act, 1887, a copy of which is being transmitted to my Noble Friend.