HC Deb 25 March 1941 vol 370 c447W
Mr. Muff

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will consider amending the Royal Warrant in order to give compensation to parents of youths in the Merchant Navy who lose their lives through enemy action?

Sir W. Womersley

The War Pensions and Detention Allowances (Mercantile Marine, etc.) Scheme already makes provision for the grant of pensions to the parents of merchant seamen who while serving at sea in British ships lose their lives through enemy action under similar conditions to those laid down for the Royal Navy. The terms of the Scheme on this point were most carefully considered in consultation with my statutory Advisory Committee and I have seen no ground for amending them.