HC Deb 09 January 1913 vol 46 cc1401-2W

asked the Postmaster-General in what way the case of the late J. R. J. Smith, postal employé, who was lost in the "Titanic" disaster, differs from that of private employés, and if in their case compensation has been paid under the Workmen's Compensation Act; and whether the Post Office intend to deal as generously with the dependents of men who lose their lives whilst in their service as do private employers?


I am advised that the late Mr. Smith did not come within the limited class of persons to whom the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1906, applies in the case of accidents happening outside the United Kingdom. I am not aware whether any payments have been made by private employers in similar circumstances.