HC Deb 18 February 1932 vol 261 cc1847-8W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what naval disaster funds are in existence and by whom they are administered?


There are no permanent funds in existence as far as I am aware that are designed exclusively to meet such emergencies. In addition to funds specially raised, as for instance that of the Lady Mayoress of London for the dependants of those lost in the M.2, various naval charities make grants in these cases. It the present instance the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust will receive donations specially collected in the Fleet, and will administer the funds raised by the appeal of the Lady Mayoress of London, except that part intended for the dependants of officers, which will be administered through the Admiralty.