HC Deb 26 February 1920 vol 125 cc1937-8W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the case of the late Charles Gibson, assistant steward, ss. "Kia Ora," who died from influenza at Le Havre on 12th December, 1918; whether he is aware that this man allowed his mother 25s. per week up to the time of his death; that an application was made to the Marine Department for a pension and was not allowed; and whether, in view of the fact that Mrs. Gibson was dependent on her son and has no other means of support, he will have further inquiries made into this case?


This case is now being investigated with a view to seeing whether it can properly be brought within the scope of the Government War Risks Compensation Scheme, but no decision has been reached on this point. I will inform the hon. Member of the decision when arrived at.

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