HC Deb 12 December 1944 vol 406 cc1058-9W
Major C. S. Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Cadet J. B. P. Adams was injured at an Inter-Cadet Unit Sports Meeting on Whit-Monday, 1943; and whether, in view of the fact that he was injured during organised physical training, he will give the matter further consideration with a view to granting compensation.

Sir J. Grigg

The arrangements for giving financial compensation to cadets who are injured apply to disablement resulting from cadet training. They do not apply to injuries resulting from other cadet activities which are in the nature of amenities. Inter-Cadet Unit Sports Meetings are not within the authorised training curriculum for cadets, and I regret that, in the circumstances, Cadet Adams is not eligible for compensation.