§ SIR JOHN LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether the widows and dependents of the officers and men in the submarine Al will be provided for in the same manner as if their breadwinners had been killed in action.
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. ARTHUR LEE,) Hampshire, Fareham
Yes, Sir. The widows and dependent relatives of the men who lost their lives in the submarine Al will be provided for in the same manner as if the men had been killed in action; but, as regards the officers, it is understood that neither of them was married. The question, therefore, of awarding pensions on the highest scale does not arise in their case.