HC Deb 16 February 1920 vol 125 cc557-8W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether his attention has been called to the case of Miss Gertrude George, of Chippenham, Wiltshire, who lost an eye while engaged on munition work, who is threatened with the complete loss of her eyesight, and who is in consequence permanently partially disabled from earning her living: and whether, under the circumstances, he can see his way to grant her an annuity or compassionate allowance out of the funds at his disposal for the purpose?


As this worker was employed by a private firm and was not in the direct service of the Government, I have no power to grant her such assistance as my hon. Friend suggests. I gather from information courteously supplied by the firm in question that Miss George has received compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Acts in respect of her unfortunate injury.