HC Deb 24 June 1931 vol 254 cc446-7W

asked the Home Secretary the names of the medical referees on the panel for workmen's compensation cases in the city of Glasgow; the number of claims heard by each during the last year; and the number of cases in which each medical referee certified the workman fit for light or ordinary work?


The following statement gives the names of the medical referees appointed under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1925, for the Sheriffdom of Lanark, which includes Glasgow, and the number of cases referred to each of these referees during 1930 under Section 19 of the Act.

Number of cases referred.
General Referees.
John Barlow, M.D., F.R.C.S 134
Sir George Thomas Beatson, K.C.B., K.B.E., M.D., C.M. 156
John Marshall Cowan, M.D. 14
George Henry Edington, M.D., M.R.C.S. 147
James Livingstone Loudon, M.D. 139
Ralph Stockman, M.D. 144
Archibald Young, M.B., C.M. 115
Special Referees for ophthalmic cages.
John Gilchrist, M.D. 116
John Rowan, M.B., C.M. 111
Lieut.-Colonel Hugh Wright Thomson, D.S.O., M.D. 91
Specialist Referee for cases of industrial disease (except ophthalmic cases).
Professor John Glaister, M.D. 23

As regards the information asked for in the last part of the question, I have no official figures, and any comparison between the different referees on this basis would, in my opinion, be most misleading, and could serve no useful purpose.