HC Deb 23 April 1877 vol 233 cc1671-2

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether he will take into consideration the granting extra allowances to the Officers of Her Majesty's late Ship "Vanguard," in compensation for the losses of clothing and equipment incurred by the sinking of that vessel, the maximum sum allowed by existing regulations being insufficient to replace the articles lost?


, in reply, said, regulations were laid down as to the amount of compensation that was granted to officers who had lost their effects in consequence of such disasters as the sinking of the Vanguard. Compensation had been paid in this instance under those regulations; but since then representations had been made to the Admi- ralty as to the insufficiency of that compensation, and those representations were now being considered.