HC Deb 18 November 1930 vol 245 cc237-8
32. Mr. T. LEWIS

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, having regard to the findings of the court of inquiry appointed to investigate the loss of the yacht "Islander" off the Cornish coast on 20th August last, he will consider the question of granting a gratuity to the dependants of the crew to augment the amount recoverable by them under the Workmen's Compensation Act?


I regret that there is not at the disposal of the Board of Trade any fund out of which such a gratuity could be paid. The crew consisted only of two, and in the case of the only dependant widow there is, I understand, in addition to a claim under the Workmen's Compensation Act, a claim for a widow's pension now under consideration.