HC Deb 01 March 1898 vol 54 c290

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he has received any further information with reference to the serious calamity at Wells; and whether the widows and families of the men who have so unfortunately lost their lives on service will be entitled to any special grants from the Admiralty?


I am unable to give any further information, as the inquiries, which are being held, have not been concluded. Steps are being taken to obtain particulars as to the widows, children, and dependent relatives of the men who lost their lives, and the cases will be dealt with in accordance with the regulations under which they are eligible for pensions and other benefits.