§ Mr. HERBERT CRAIG
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that much hardship is suffered by the fishermen whose nets were destroyed by His Majesty's ships in July, 1912, owing to the delay in settling their claims; and whether he can now promise an early settlement in the case of the following boats: The "Lily," of Cockenzie, LH. 104; the "Good Design," of Cockenzie, LH. 225; the "Morning Star," of Cockenzie, LH. 260; Thomson's, LH. 284; the "Boy Jack," of Eyemouth, BK. 302; and the "Limelight," of Eyemouth, BK. 272?
The claims of the owners of the "Morning Star," "Lily," "Good Design," and "Thomson's" have been settled, payment in the first of these cases having been made on 28th December last, and in the remainder on the 11th instant. In the case of the "Boy Jack" and "Twilight" (not "Limelight"), liability for the damage stated to have been sustained cannot be admitted, and the owners were duly informed of this decision.