§ Commander BELLAIRS
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether a start has been made in the distribution of prize money from the War: and what is the amount of the pool to be distributed?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
So far as the Admiralty is concerned, the individual records of service qualifying for Prize Money have been prepared with all possible expedition, and will be fully completed in order to permit of a distribution commencing early in the spring, as stated by the. First Lord on December 17th. The collection of the proceeds from the various Courts is, however, dependent on the progress of the Court accounts, and it is anticipated shortly to obtain large advances on account in respect of proceeds accruing to the Prize Fund in order to commence distribution as stated. The final figure of the pool cannot at present be estimated.