§ 13. Mr. ROBERT YOUNG
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether it has been decided to give 1203 pensions to the widows of the officers and men who lost their lives on the naval drifter "Blue Sky"; and, if so, whether the pensions will equal in value pensions granted under similar circumstances during War time?
§ Mr. AMERY
So far as the widows of the men are concerned, the answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. None of the officers lost in the "Blue Sky" was married. With regard to the second part of the question, the widows will be granted pensions based on the post-War scales, which are the same in all cases where death is directly attributable to the conditions of service.