HC Deb 28 July 1903 vol 126 c531
DR. SHIPMAN (Northampton)

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury what is the nature or amount of the provision which the Government has made for the relief of the widows and children of the men who lost their lives in the recent explosion at Woolwich.

(Answered by Mr. A. J. Balfour.) Provision has been made on the principle of a gratuity for the child or children of any man who lost his life in the explosion, and a pension for his widow. The awards were made under a scheme accepted by the working staff at Woolwich in preference to the scale fixed by the Workmen's Compensation Act.