HC Deb 23 January 1918 vol 101 cc1006-7W

asked the Postmaster-General what war-risk allowances postal employés who are engaged on the Irish mail boats receive; if he will see that they are paid the usual amounts allowed to other employés on the same boats; whether their lives are insured and, if so, for what amounts; and, if they are not insured, will he take steps to have them insured for not less than £1,000?


The Post Office servants employed on the Irish mail boats are specially provided for by means of the Injuries in War (Compensation) Act, 1915. This Act provides for a pension of one-third pay to widows in the event of death and a maximum disablement pension of two-thirds pay in the event of personal injury or sickness arising out of warlike operations. These pensions are in addition to the ordinary benefits arising out of the Superannuation Acts. I do not consider that any further provision in respect of war risks is called for.