§ Sir W. Womersley
As it has not yet been determined whether Mr. Argumont's ship was lost through enemy action or through marine perils, it is not possible to say whether the case is one for pension from my Department or for Workmen's Compensation. In the meantime regular payments have been made by the Assistance Board. The letter of nth June was written on the understanding that provisional payments would be made by the underwriters, but I have since agreed that they should be made by my Department480W on the basis that would be applicable if it were established that the missing seaman had lost his life through enemy action. Mrs. Argumont was notified of this on the nth July.