HC Deb 12 May 1908 vol 188 cc911-2
MR. T. F. RICHARDS (Wolverhampton, W.)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty what provision has been or is likely to be made for the widows and orphans of the officers and men who lost their lives by the accident to H.M.S. "Tiger"; and whether he is yet in a position to state what was the cause of the accident.


Pensions or allowances have been awarded to all widows and dependent children of officers and men lost in that accident, excepting some children of one of the officers whose existence has only just been reported, and whose case is now being investigated with a view to an award. The Admiralty have nothing to add to the account of the accident given in the finding of the court martial held at Portsmouth, which was published in the London Press on the 11th and 13th April.

MR. ARTHUR LEE (Hampshire, Fareham)

asked whether similar provision would be made in the case of the dependants of the officers and men lost in the other two recent naval accidents.


said that if on inquiry it was found that the cases were similar, similar provision would be made.