asked the Prime Minister whether those who served in the mercantile marine during the period of the War and who suffered injuries and shocks consequent upon their service, can be placed upon the same basis in respect of treatment, etc., as is meted out to the military and naval ratings under the Royal Warrant?
I have been asked to answer this question. Treatment has been and is being given to officers and men of the mercantile marine in suitable cases. The President of the Board of Trade will consider whether any alteration in the system, can usefully be made, and if the hon. Member has any particular cases in mind, or any specific suggestions to make, I shall be glad if he will communicate with me.