HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 c1853W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a man named Orr has recently been dismissed from the Chilwell Ordnance Depot; that this man, who is a partial cripple, gave up lucrative employment at the beginning of the War in order to join the Army, and after being frequently rejected on account of his infirmity obtained employment at Chilwell, then a filling factory; that Orr was blown out of the building in which he was working, in the explosion which subsequently occurred at the factory, and in consequence suffered severely from shock; that he was given to understand, on resuming work, that those who survived the explosion and continued their work would be retained so long as the Chilwell Depot existed; that he has borne the highest character while so employed; and whether, in view of the fact that his infirmity precludes the probability of obtaining other employment, that he has a wife and young children dependent on him, and of his patriotic and valuable service to the State, he will give directions that the fullest inquiry be made into the case and in the meantime that his notice be suspended with a view to his reinstatement?


Inquiries are being made, and I will communicate the result to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.