§ Major ARCHER-SHEE
asked the Postmaster-General whether, under Section 7 of the Workmen's Compensation Act, the owners of the steamship "Titanic" were liable and have, in fact, paid compensation in the case of seamen who were lost in that ship; and whether, under the same circumstances, the Post Office do not intend to pay compensation in the case of the late J. R. J. Smith, postal official, who was lost in the "Titanic" while on postal duty?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I am advised that the late Mr. Smith was not a member of the crew of the "Titanic" within the meaning of that expression as it is used in Section 7 of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1906; and I am also advised—as I informed the hon. Member on the 9th of last month—that compensation under that Act could not be paid in his case.