Prize Money.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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Photo of Mr Jack Lawson Mr Jack Lawson , Chester-le-Street

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that there is dissatisfaction among ex-service naval men as to the rate of distribution of naval prize money; and whether he can say when such distribution is likely to be completed?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

I have frequently explained the difficulties which face the Admiralty in this matter, both in reply to hon. Members' questions and in the Debate on the Navy Estimates on the 18th July. I can only repeat that the distribution is being carried out as rapidly as the staff available permits, and I am satisfied that faster progress is impossible. The general distribution is seriously impeded by the number of specially hard cases represented, but I am sure that it is the wish of the House that these should have prior treatment.