HC Deb 20 March 1941 vol 370 c278
18. Sir I. Albery

asked the Minister of Pensions whether the crews of barrage-balloon vessels come within the scope of the Mercantile Marine Scheme for pensions?

The Minister of Pensions (Sir Walter Womersley)

The crew of a British ship come within the scope of the War Pensions and Detention Allowances (Mercantile Marine, etc.) Scheme when employed or engaged in seagoing service, and this applies to balloon-barrage vessels.