HC Deb 07 April 1948 vol 449 cc152-3
29. Mr. Collins

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he is now in a position to make a statement with regard to the payment of war prize money to naval personnel.

Mr. Duģdale

The question of prize money has, as I have stated on previous occasions, involved a considerable amount of discussion not only with other Departments but also with other members of the Commonwealth. I hope, however, to be in a position to make a statement shortly.

Mr. Collins

Can my hon. Friend give some indication when that statement is likely to be made, and can he, in order to remove the doubts which exist, guarantee that these payments will be made to the personnel entitled to receive them?

Mr. Duģdale

I think I can safely say, without committing myself exactly, that the statement will be made within two or three weeks. With regard to the second part of the Question, I would prefer to await the statement.

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