HC Deb 09 July 1924 vol 175 c2266W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether there is any fund available to pay the expenses of widows of sailors who lost their lives during the War to attend the unveiling of the war memorial at Portsmouth?


I regret that there is no Admiralty fund from which these expenses could be defrayed. I understand that the Imperial War Graves Commission will endeavour to obtain a concession from the railway companies for return tickets to be issued at the single fare to relatives attending the unveiling of the Plymouth war memorial, which will take place on the 29th July, and also for the Portsmouth ceremony, which, it is expected, will take place on the 20th September.