HC Deb 15 July 1924 vol 176 cc227-8W

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many widows have unsuccessfully appealed for compensation in respect of the death of their husbands under the War Risks Compensation Scheme; and in how many cases of such claims any payment has been made and to what amount?


There are at present about 10,800 widows, children and dependants receiving payments under the War Risks Compensation Schemes, the annual payments amounting in all to £446,750. I am afraid it is not possible to give the number of the applications for com- pensation by or on behalf of widows which were unsuccessful.