20. Mr. CATHCART WASON
asked whether the fishermen whose nets were damaged during the manœuvres of the Red and Blue Fleets last July have received the compensation which has been found due to them in respect of such damage; and, if not, what reason is there for delay when claims have been admitted as just?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Compensation has not yet been paid in these cases, as the reports from His Majesty's ships to which the damage is attributed are still being investigated, but it is hoped that a decision will be arrived at immediately.