HC Deb 20 April 1926 vol 194 c1030
41. Lieut.-Colonel WATTS-MORGAN (for Mr. GRIFFITHS)

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Mr. R. Allen, late chief engineer of His Majesty's cable ship "Monarch"; whether he is aware that this man was on board the "Monarch" when it was torpedoed and sunk in 1915 and was off duty for a considerable period afterwards, suffering from nervous breakdown; that later he was put on shore duty, and eventually was again sent to sea in spite of medical opinion that he was not fit; that as a result Mr. Allen's health completely broke down and he has been retired; and that, although whilst Mr. Allen was on shore duty he was paid compensation in respect of an injury sustained on the "Monarch," this compensation has been stopped and Mr. Allen is now receiving pension only for his years of service; and whether, in view of all the circumstances, he will have this case reconsidered with a view to the claim for compensation being properly met?


I am looking into the case, and will communicate with the hon. Member.