HC Deb 20 December 1916 vol 88 cc1423-4

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether steps have yet been taken to distribute the proceeds from the exhibition of submarine U C 5; and, if so, what institutions have received grants?


The number of persons who paid for admission to view the submarine at Temple Pier and at Chatham was 320,041. The total receipts amounted to £3,945 8s. 1½d., and the total expenses to £307 3s. 8d., thus leaving available for distribution a net amount of £3,638 4s. 5½d. An amount of £504 17s. 8d. was received from the Director-General of Voluntary Organisations, representing a contribution from the Government Servants' One Day's Pay Fund, Colombo, for distribution to Naval charities. It was decided that this amount might properly be added, for the purpose of distribution, to the receipts from the exhibition of the submarine, thus bringing the grand total to £4,143 2s. 1½d. Of this amount the sum of £143 2s. 11d. has been handed over to the Metropolitan and City Police Orphanage, in recognition of the services rendered by the police in connection with the exhibition. The sum of £2,000 has been handed over to the Board of Trade for distribution among institutions established for the benefit of the mercantile marine. The remaining £2,000 has been distributed in the form of grants to the following institutions:

Royal Seamen and Marines' Orphan Schools, etc., Portsmouth 250
Royal British Female Orphan Asylum, Devonport 250
Royal Naval Depot Orphanage, Chatham 150
Sailors' Orphan Girls School and Home, Hampstead 100
Royal School for Naval and Marine Officers' Daughters, Twickenham 200
Royal Dockyard Orphan Asylum, Devonport 100
Queen Adelaide Fund 80
British Seamen Orphan Boys' Home, Brixham 80
Nazareth House, Southsea 40
Naval Disaster Fund, Portsmouth 400
Royal Naval Scholarship Fund 30
Port of Hull Society and Sailors' Orphan Homes 50
Training Ship "Warspite" 20
Trafalgar Orphan Fund, 1916 150
St. Bartholomew's Hospital 50
Chatham Nurses' Hospital 25
Gillingham Nurses' Association 25