HC Deb 02 November 1916 vol 86 cc1805-6
15. Mr. NUGENT

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland what instructions have been given to the Rebellion (Victims) Committee, in reference to the question as to whom they are to regard as dependants of persons who, without misconduct or default on their part, were killed in the recent Dublin disturbances; whether directions have been given to the Committee that the term "dependants" is to include persons who are regarded as such under the Workmen's Compensation Act; and if the Committee will be given directions, where a claimant is proved to have been wholly dependent on a person killed under the conditions stated, that the claim shall not be prejudiced by the fact that the relationship was not that of husband or parent?


The interpretation of the reference to the Committee, which has already been published, is a matter for determination by the Committee itself, and instructions on the points mentioned in the question are not deemed necessary.