asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can make any statement regarding the provision of machinery to secure further investigation into such claims under the mercantile marine war risks compensation scheme as are regarded by the Board of Trade as being of doubtful admissibility; and whether such machinery will secure that such cases shall be reviewed and finally adjudicated upon?
The reply to both parts of the question is in the affirmative. My right hon. Friend has appointed a Committee for the purpose of advising the Board of Trade on all doubtful cases under the Mercantile Marine War Risks Compensation Scheme which may be referred to them by the Department. The following are the names of the members of the Committee:—Mr. Charles Hipwood, C.B. (Chairman).Sir A. Norman Hill, Bart.Captain Sir H. Acton Blake, K.C.M.G., K. C. V. O.Mr. Walter Ernest Hargreaves.Mr. H. Mead Taylor.Mr. E. W. S. Evans, M.R.C.S., L.S.A.