HC Deb 30 April 1923 vol 163 cc987-8W
Lieut.-Colonel CROFT

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, seeing that the widow of the second engineer officer on the hospital ship "Llandovery Castle," sunk whilst carrying Canadian wounded, has been granted as compensation for the loss of her husband the sum of £90, and that this officer was in receipt of pay amounting to £32 a month, exclusive of board, he will say if this compensation is the complete grant or merely a small instalment of the compensation due to this widow?

Viscount WOLMER

I have been asked to reply. The payment of £90 was recommended by the Royal Commission on Compensation for Suffering and Damage by Enemy Action, after taking into account that Mrs. Leighton is in receipt of a pension from the Board of Trade, in respect of the death of her husband, of £176 16s. 9d. for herself and two children. The recommendation of the Commission is in final settlement.