64. Sir M. BARLOW
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the question of the distribution of prize money is one that arouses interest throughout all ratings of the Fleet; and whether he can now state what arrangements have been made for paying out such prize money as has already accumulated and how soon the first payment will be made?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
The tribunal set up by the Naval Prize Act, 1918, is now at work. It has already been stated to the House 436 that, in consequence of the system of distribution to the Fleet as a whole engaged in the sea operations of the War—as against the old system of distribution to the captors in each case—no distribution can take place until after the close of the War.