HC Deb 24 February 1960 vol 618 c356
21. Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether he will give some form of financial assistance to Mrs. Mary Jones, 100, Wemyss Street, Rosyth, widow of Mr. William Jones, seaman, who died after falling from a ladder on 11th August, 1959, in the boiler room of the dredger "St. Giles" seven miles off the Scarborough coast.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

I am sorry to say that it is not possible to grant Mrs. Jones a widow's pension, because her late husband had chosen to contract out of the widow's pension scheme. Mrs. Jones, however, has been granted a gratuity of £429 13s. 6d., which represents one year's average pay of her late husband. A cheque for this amount was sent to Mrs. Jones, through her solicitors, on 29th January.

Dr. Thompson

I thank the Minister for that reply.