HC Deb 15 October 1942 vol 383 cc1788-9W
Mr. McKinlay

asked the Home Secretary whether he will arrange to have Scottish workers who have been transferred to England and are in receipt of workmen's compensation by reason of injuries sustained at work, examined by a medical referee in Scotland if the injured person has returned home to recuperate and so save the expense of a journey to England?

Mr. H. Morrison

Under the rules of court the registrar is required, in the absence of special circumstances, to send the reference to a medical referee appointed for the court in which the case arises. To meet the difficulty to which my hon. Friend refers arrangements have been made from time to time, with the consent of both parties, to appoint a medical referee for the district to which the workman has removed to deal with the ease. I am always ready, on the application of the registrar of the county court, to make suitable arrangements in such cases.