HC Deb 22 December 1919 vol 123 c1000
50. Captain COOTE

asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to give the results of his consultation with the Board of Trade upon the subject of the pensions of merchant seamen injured on State service during the War; and whether he is aware that the highest pension at present payable to such men is 25s. per week, which is at once reduced to the full amount of any wages they may earn after discharge from hospital?


The pensions and allowances granted under the War Risks Compensation Scheme for the Mercantile Marine are now being revised, and full particulars of the alterations will be announced very shortly.