§ 14. Colonel DAY
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can state, with particulars, the amount of salvage money awarded which has been distributed by the department of the Accountant-General of the Navy for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Lieut.-Colonel Headlam)
In the 12 months to 31st May, 1927, awards for salvage were authorised for distribution in respect of services rendered by His Majesty's Ships to the brig "Delhi," the yacht "St. George," and the steamships "Hoosac," "Cassard" and "City of Leicester." The mount available for payment of shares was £2,747 5s. 7d., and, except for a few cases in which payees' whereabouts have not yet been traced, authority has been given for all shares to be paid.
§ Colonel DAY
Can the hon. and gallant Member say what steps are being taken to notify the claimants that the money awaits them?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
Every possible step is being taken, but in some cases it has been difficult to find the claimants.