HC Deb 15 December 1948 vol 459 c176W
Mr. Viant

asked the Minister of Health what was the cause of the death of Edward Gill of Stone Road, Stafford, who was infected in a bacteriological laboratory at Stafford at the time of the typhoid outbreak in Shropshire; and whether compensation will be paid in this case under the National Health or Industrial Injuries Act.

Mr. Bevan

The cause of death was typhoid fever, which may or may not have been acquired in the laboratory where he was employed, although the organism was different from that responsible for the outbreak in Shropshire. The question of compensation is not for me.