HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 cc49-50W
108. Sir R. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for War from what source compensation is paid to members of the Q.A.I.M.N.S. for kit destroyed in vessels lost at sea when travelling under Admiralty orders on active service.

Mr. Bellenger

Compensation, if admissible under the regulations, is payable from Army Funds. It would normally be

Question. The following have been recruited during each of the last six months:

admissible only in respect of war risks. All officers, including nursing officers, are advised by Army Council Instructions to insure their kit against loss by the ordinary risks of civil life, including ordinary marine risks. The award of compensation therefore depends on the particular circumstances of the loss.