HC Deb 11 March 1941 vol 369 cc1163-4W
Sir R. Clarry

asked the Secretary of State for War the reasons for the delay by his Department in dealing with a claim for the injury and disfigurement received by Miss Lilian Morgan, of Newport, due to the accidental firing of a rifle by a soldier over six months ago; and when will the matter be settled?

Captain Margesson

This unfortunate accident, which occurred when the soldier was on leave, is not one in which any liability for compensation rests on the War Department, and Miss Morgan's solicitors have twice been so informed. They have, however, submitted a statement of her expenses in order that the possibility of some purely compassionate grant might be considered. I cannot prejudge the decision on this point, but I hope it will be reached very shortly.

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