Mr. Arthur Duckworth
asked the Secretary of State for Air the total number of R.A.F. personnel seriously injured in a motor omnibus accident at Knottingley, Yorkshire, on 6th February, 1943, which resulted from dangerous driving; the number of R.A.F. personnel subsequently discharged on account of disabilities resulting from these injuries; and what compensation these men are entitled to receive in lieu of the damages recoverable in the case of civilians?
§ Sir A. Sinclair
As a result of this regrettable accident, five airmen were killed, three others died from their injuries, and nine were seriously injured. Two of the injured men have been discharged on account of disabilities resulting from their injuries. As regards the last part of the Question, the appropriate compensation to be paid to the two discharged airmen and to the dependants of the eight airmen who were killed is being considered by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Pensions.