HC Deb 14 October 1912 vol 42 cc769-70

asked if the scale of pensions for widows and orphans of men who have lost their lives in the service of the Navy during time of peace are identical whether the service rendered be in the ordinary course of a seaman's duty or in connection with the working of aeroplanes and hydroplanes, or in connection with submarines; and, if not, whether the Lords of the Admiralty will consider the question of revising the scale in order to meet the advance made in naval science which renders officers and men liable to perform more dangerous duties than those contemplated at the time the original scale was sanctioned?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The same scale is also applicable in the case of men killed during warlike operations. The question of revising the scale is under consideration.