HC Deb 02 March 1863 vol 169 c966

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether any Prize Money is coming to the Troops engaged in the China Expedition of I860, from the Sale of Guns, &c., captured from the Enemy; and, if so, whether it is likely soon to be distributed?


, in reply, said, that the commander-in-chief on the spot had determined the question practically by collecting the booty, selling it by auction, and dividing the proceeds among the troops. That course was not strictly in accordance with the regulations, but it was subsequently sanctioned and approved by the Secretary of State. There were some guns that were not included in the sale, and which still remained, but it was not intended to make any fresh distribution of prize money.