§ MR. NEVILLE (Liverpool, Exchange)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is a fact that the captain, officers, and the crew of the Nesta, which was run into and sunk by H.M.S. Surprise, obtained, as their proportion of the amount paid by the Admiralty £162 in respect of their claims of £1,083 17s. 10d. for lost effects; and whether the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty can allow some further compensation to these men?
§ LORD G. HAMILTON
The total sum paid by the Admiralty by way of compensation for the loss of the Nesta was £8,250, or the maximum amount claim able under the "Merchant Shipping Act of 1862." This sum was paid to the owners and they distributed it as they thought right. No further compensation can be paid in this case, as I think ample compensation has already been paid.