HC Deb 03 November 1948 vol 457 cc832-3
4. Lieut.-Commander Clark Hutchison

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty when the distribution of prize money is likely to start.

6. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what is now the position in regard to the distribution of naval prize money.

Mr. Dugdale

Since the hon. Members put down their Questions the Prize Bill has been introduced and given its First Reading. I would ask the House, therefore, to await the Second Reading of the Bill, when I will, of course, give all possible information.

Captain Marsden

The Bill only authorises the distribution of a certain amount of money; when will the Minister promulgate the actual details of the distribution of money?

Mr. Dugdale

Before the Bill is published there will be a Royal Proclamation.