§ Sir J. PENNEFATHER
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that many persons connected with the mercantile marine are dissatisfied with the amounts which have been awarded to them by the Royal Commis- 1577W sion on Compensation for Suffering and Damage by Enemy Action; and will he state whether awards already made by that body can be reopened with a view to increasing them?
As the amount available for distribution is limited to £5,000,000 it would not be possible to increase the amounts awarded to one class of claimants without prejudicing all other claimants and I am not therefore prepared to ask the Royal Commission to reconsider their awards.
§ Mr. G. OLIVER
asked the President of the Board of Trade when it is expected the claim of Mrs. Rowley, of Crampton Street., Hallam Fields, Ilkeston, whose husband was killed through an air raid in 1916 at the Stanton Iron Works will be considered?
The sum recommended by the Royal Commission on Compensation for Suffering and Damage by Enemy Action to he paid to Mrs. Rowley in respect of the death of her former husband, Walter Wilson, was paid to her on 14th November, 1923.