HC Deb 06 March 1924 vol 170 c1638W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the s.s. "El Kahira," foundered at sea on 9th July, 1922, with all hands, and that the widows and dependants of the men have not received any compensation up to the present, and owing to this two widows and 10 children are chargeable to the Poplar Board of Guardians; and will he take steps to obtain redress for the dependants of the men who lost their lives in this vessel?


The Board of Trade have no information as to the payment of compensation to the widows and dependants in the case of the "El Kahira." The enforcement of payment of any compensation which may be due can only be dealt with through action taken by the persons concerned, and is not a matter in which the Department have any power to interfere.

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