Mr Bertram Falle: 16. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can give the names of the members of the Court of Inquiry which decided the case of Admiral Sir Berkeley Milne; if he can give the name or names of the signatories; and if he can say why Sir Berkeley Milne was not given a court-martial as in the case of his second in command, Admiral Troubridge?
Mr Bertram Falle: 21. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can now make any statement as to the financial position of the kept-on and the pensioned naval officer?
Mr Bertram Falle: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this is a most burning question and can on no account brook delay; it is a matter that must be settled? May I ask you, Mr. Speaker, if the right hon. Gentleman cannot give me an answer, whether I may, at the close of questions, ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House on a matter of public urgency?
Mr Bertram Falle: 28. asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if, seeing that the division of prize money may take a considerable period, he will consider the granting of preliminary sums of such prize money in the immediate future?
Mr Bertram Falle: 29. asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if he can give the reason why captains and engineer-captains, Royal Navy, of under three years' seniority and under three years' service in that rank, should be placed below deputy surgeon-generals, admirals' secretaries, chief naval instructors, and pay masters-in-chief in the matter of gratuity; and if he can have the matter amended?
Mr Bertram Falle: Is it possible for my right hon. Friend to grant a preliminary sum now instead of waiting for a final distribution?
Mr Bertram Falle: May I ask if that also applies to a third and fourth?