§ 12. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any persons other than those serving or those who have served in the Royal Navy will receive any share of prize money; and if he can now state when prize money will be paid?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The forces entitled to share in the Prize Fund are the Naval and Marine Forces as defined in the Naval Prize Act, 1918, and include, as well as the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, the officers and crews of His Majesty's ships of war. Thus members of the Naval Reserves, of the Overseas Naval Forces, of the Mercantile Marine, and others who have the requisite length of service on board a ship of war at sea under the Royal Proclamation of 10th February, 1919, will be eligible to share. I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy of the Royal Proclamation prescribing the conditions of eligibility. With regard to the second part of the question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given by me to my hon. Friend the Member for Devonport on the 26th June.