§ Mr. Viant
asked the Minister of National Insurance what claims for compensation have been made by the nurses who contracted smallpox at Glasgow in consequence of the wrong diagnosis of a case of that disease at a fever hospital and by the dependants of the three nurses and the laundry-maid who died in that outbreak; and whether such claims have been determined by the appropriate court or independent statutory authorities concerned.
§ Dr. Summerskill
I am, of course, only concerned with claims under the National Insurance Acts. Injury benefit has been claimed and awarded in eight cases. There have also been four claims for death benefit about which I am writing to my hon. Friend.