§ Mr. S. MITCHELL
asked the Home Secretary whether, seeing that gas poisoning is not included under the Workmen's Compensation Act, he will consider the question of having the Act amended so as to include gas poisoning as an industrial disease?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I am not quite certain to what the hon. Member refers. There are various forms of poisoning by fumes or gas, which are already scheduled. If, however, the hon. Member is referring to poisoning from gases such as carbon monoxide which take effect very rapidly, the circumstances would, so far as I am aware, always be such as to constitute an injury by accident for which compensation can be claimed under the ordinary provisions of the Act.