§ 77. Sir J. Lucas
asked the Minister of Pensions, with reference to the recent naval disaster at Plymouth, what compensation is paid by His Majesty's Government to the dependants of men who lost their lives when the royal naval launch was sunk.
§ Mr. Marquand
I presume the hon. and gallant Member has in mind the recent disaster off Portland. The deaths resulting from the sinking of the naval launch are regarded as due to service and pension will be payable under the conditions applicable to death due to war service.