HC Deb 08 June 1939 vol 348 cc641-2W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether, when the victims of the submarine "Thetis" are recovered, the Government will grant to relatives desiring it rail facilities to attend the inquest and make arrangements for the removal at the public cost of the remains to their home towns?

Mr. Shakespeare

The relatives of the naval personnel and Admiralty civilian personnel who died in His Majesty's Submarine "Thetis" will be granted travelling expenses should they desire to attend the inquest. Where the relatives desire a private funeral, the cost of conveyance to the home of the deceased will be met from public funds. I have ascertained that the relatives of those employed by the contractor's firms, who died in the submarine, will receive similar treatment.