HC Deb 13 July 1914 vol 64 c1476

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any and, if so, what special consideration has been shown to the dependants of those who suffered through the disaster to submarine A 7; and whether he is prepared to receive further applications from that source?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the Noble Lord the Member for Portsmouth on 12th February last, in which I gave details of the pensions and allowances which had at that date been awarded. Since then the following additional awards have been made: A pension of 5s. a week to a widow, with allowances amounting to 3s. a week for her children; a gratuity of £30 8s. 4d. to a mother; a gratuity of £57 15s. 10d. to a mother. The awards detailed represent the utmost that can be given from Greenwich Hospital or Naval funds; but it is understood that in most if not all of the cases the awards have been liberally supplemented from non-official sources.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that one of the mothers is afflicted owing to the loss of her son, and is he prepared to pay the necessary money to maintain her?


I was not aware of it.