HC Deb 12 June 1879 vol 246 c1701

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will consider the justice and advisability of adding a Clause to the Army Discipline and Regulation Bill, giving to the Army the same right of appeal as regards "booty of war," as the Navy enjoys in cases of "prize of war," not in order to affect the right of the Crown to grant prize, but in case of dispute to regulate its distribution?


, in reply, said, that Her Majesty's Government, by the advice of the Privy Council, could order all questions with reference to "booty of war" to be submitted to the Court of Admiralty, under the Act of 3 & 4 Vict. It did not seem expedient to make this an imperative obligation; and, in any case, the place for it would not be in the Army Discipline and Regulation Bill, but in a measure to amend the law of prizes.