HC Deb 13 March 1917 vol 91 c904
47. Mr. PETO

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the number of deathes due to the action of the enemy among officers and men of the merchant service and fishing fleets, he will extend the provisions of the Death Duties (Killed in War) Act, 1914, to the estates of all such men whether at the time of their death they were subject to the Naval Discipline Act or not?


I will consider my hon. Friend's suggestion.


Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that the sums in question are trivial from the revenue point of view, but are of great importance to the widows and dependants of these people?