§ 5. Sir J. BUTCHER
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to that portion of the Report of the Select Committee on Pensions which recommended that all officers and other ranks of the mercantile marine who served afloat during the War in British merchant vessels should be regarded as having been engaged on war service, provided that such service was performed under circumstances where the normal risks or strain were increased by war conditions; whether this recommendation has yet been adopted by the Government; and, if not, whether immediate attention will be given to the matter?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
This recommendation is receiving attention, and I hope to be able to let my hon. and learned Friend know in the course of a few days the terms of the decision arrived at.