HC Deb 26 June 1940 vol 362 cc463-4W
Mr. Errington

asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to identify merchant seamen who have lost their identity cards owing to enemy action; and whether he is prepared to cause new identity cards to be issued free of charge upon satisfactory proof of their identity?

Mr. M. MacDonald

Authority has been given for the waiving of the fee for the replacement of identity cards of merchant seamen in all cases where the local National Registration Officer reports that the loss has been shown to his satisfaction to be due to wreck or enemy action The procedure of replacement itself provides adequate safeguards for testing the identity of the applicant.