HC Deb 22 June 1921 vol 143 cc1387-8W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that Mrs. Dunlop, 15, Langlands Road, Govan, has made application for arrears of pension; that her husband, Robert Dunlop, was drowned on 16th August, 1917, when his ship the s.s. "Athenia," was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; that she was in receipt of £6 18s. 3d. per month for herself and children; whether a war risks compensation scheme was amended on 1st September, 1919; whether this woman is now receiving £6 18s. 3d. per month instead of per quarter and that this sum commenced in August, 1920; whether she is entitled to the arrears of pension from September, 1919, until August, 1920; and whether he will issue instructions for such arrears to be paid?


I have been asked to answer this question as Mrs. Dunlop's pension is being paid under the War Risks Compensation Scheme administered by the Board of Trade. I am sending the hon. Members particulars of the scheme, from which he will see that in cases where money was paid into court under the Workmen's Compensation Act, the final pension awarded dates from the time when the money in court was exhausted. Mrs. Dunlop's pension was increased as from August, 1920, in accordance with this provision of the Scheme, and no arrears are due.

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