§ Mr. McENTEE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the reason why 1285W the wages of a Somerset House attendant who was the victim of a recent stabbing attack have been stopped while he is on sick leave?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
When the attendant referred to went on sick leave he was duly paid two-thirds of his wages in accordance with the sick leave regulations applicable to his grade, and these payments were regularly continued for six weeks. Since then he has received the maximum weekly payments under the Workmen's Compensation Acts. I understand that it is hoped that the man will be able to resume duty in a fortnight's time, when the grant of a gratuity to him will be considered.