HC Deb 04 August 1902 vol 112 cc500-1

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will state the original rates of the bounty for various ranks of officers and men of the Royal Navy who were engaged in the late operations in China; and will he state why further proposals have been made by which the amount originally suggested has been reduced by one-third.

(Answered by Mr. Arnold-Forster.) An I announcement will be made at an early date as to the scale of the gratuity to be awarded to the Naval and Marine Forces who took part in the operations in China. I am not aware of any foundation for the statement that there has been a change of decision as regards the amount to be awarded.