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Airship R 101 (Dependants, Awards)

Volume 245: debated on Monday 24 November 1930

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air how the award to dependants is arrived at in the case of unmarried men who lost their lives in the disaster to airship R 101, in view of the fact that these awards vary from £100 to £270?

The awards referred to by the hon. Member are governed by the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act and vary according to the extent to which the relatives were dependent on the deceased men. The awards were made on as generous a scale as the circumstances appeared to allow.