HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 c616W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Minister of Shipping whether he will consider replacing at the State expense, instead of as now at individual expense, the uniform, plain clothes and other effects of the merchant navy when their vessels are sunk?

Mr. Cross

Compensation is already payable out of public funds to members of the Mercantile Marine who sustain loss of, or damage to, effects by enemy action. The compensation scheme is contained in the Statutory Rules and Orders, 1939. No. 1070 and 1940, No. 269.