HC Deb 06 December 1920 vol 135 cc1710-1
25. Colonel BURN

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that some widows of fishermen whose husbands lost their lives during the War through enemy action are now only receiving 5s. or 6s. a week, owing to the insurance money being exhausted; and will he consider bringing the pensions of fishermen's dependants in line with those of the Mercantile Marine as regards pensions?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to replies which I gave to similar questions on the 22nd November last.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

May I ask whether these men were not encouraged to pursue their calling, in spite of the danger, during the War, and does not the right hon. Gentleman think it just that the widows of those men who were killed should receive the same treatment as in the case of the Mercantile Marine?


If my hon. and gallant Friend would look at the answer given on the previous occasion— of which I will send him a copy—he will see that that point was dealt with.