§ Mr. Loverseed
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he is now prepared to make ex-gratia payments to the crews of certain Estonian and Latvian vessels, requisitioned by His Majesty's Government in 1940, in respect of wages and allowances due to them at the time of requisitioning?
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
Ex-gratia payments of back wages were made to members of the crews of these ships who agreed to serve on them when they were requisitioned by His Majesty's Government. Payments were not made to those who refused to serve.