§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will investigate the circumstances attending the refusal of prize money and medals to Stoker P.O. Frederick Tongue, No. 312,289, of 34, Avenue Road, Forest Gate; and whether, as this man served in the Grand Fleet, he will expedite such payment?
§ Mr. AMMON
The circumstances attending the liability of Frederick Tongue, late Stoker Petty Officer, O.N. 312,289, to the ordinary penalties consequent upon desertion have already been investigated and the Admiralty is unable to authorise payment of the prize money referred to, or the issue of medals.