§ 97. Mr. O. LEWIS
asked the Secretary of State for India whether, having regard to the fact that despatch-rider Bryant, of the 1st Armoured Car Company, Royal Tank Corps, was killed by the mob in Peshawar City on 23rd April, when his unit was called out in aid of the civil authorities, and that the deceased man had been the main source of support for his two aged parents, any steps have been taken to obtain compensation for those dependants from those responsible for Bryant's death?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Wedgwood Benn)
I understand that the Army Council regard the case as one of death attributable to service; in other words, it will be treated in precisely the same way as that of a soldier killed on active service, and the parents will be eligible for pension subject to conditions which are now being investigated.