Accident Case, Askern, Doncaster.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Photo of Sir Douglas Hacking Sir Douglas Hacking , Chorley

My right hon. Friend has made inquiry with regard to this case and is informed that while no bed was available at the local hospital, a bed was engaged for the workman at a home or hospital in Leeds, that money was given him by the colliery company to pay his expenses to Leeds, but that he never, in fact, presented himself at the home or hospital. Nor have the company refused to find him suitable employment. They would gladly employ him but, as they are employing other men on light work who have met with injuries, have no suitable job available at present. As regards the last part of the question, the Registrar points out that the workman does not need legal aid for the purposes of an application under the provision in question. If he attends at the Court, he will be assisted in filling up his papers and generally in bringing his case personally before the Court.