§ Mr. SHINWELL
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that Mr. Robert Paterson, of 93, Main Street, Newhaven, who was injured in Rosyth dockyard, is only in receipt of 14s. per week compensation; and whether, in view of the fact that the man is still incapacitated, he will take steps to pay compensation consistent with the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act?
§ Commander EYRES-MONSELL
Mr. Paterson's injury was to his left index finger and the allowance of 14s. a week awarded to him is based on "slightly impaired" earning capacity and is the maximum for which he is eligible, on the present certificate of incapacity, under the Government Scheme of Compensation of 1920, the provisions of which the man accepted in lieu of those of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1906. He was again medically examined on the 25th2618W ultimo and that examination confirmed the accuracy of the "slightly impaired" assessment.