HC Deb 14 February 1871 vol 204 cc251-2

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether he is aware that much dissatisfaction exists among naval officers serving on foreign stations on account of the fact that the scale of distribution of prize money now in force (and which dates as far back as 1836), is unduly in favour of the flag officers in port; and, whether it is intended to revise that scale?


, in reply, said, the Order in Council regulating the distribution of naval prize money was dated in 1866, and not in 1836. In the early part of the present century the share of naval officers serving on foreign stations amounted to one-eighth, but since then it had undergone many changes. It was now fixed at one-thirtieth, and he was not aware that any dissatisfaction prevailed. The amount for distribution was so small that it was scarcely possible to make a more equitable distribution than that made at present.