§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, seeing that hard-lying money was paid to the crew of His Majesty's Ship "Mutine" 1479W and His Majesty's Ship "Herald" while under refit when on surveying duties in foreign waters, he can see his way to reconsider his decision with regard to the withholding of hard-lying money from the crew of His Majesty's Ship "Ormonde" while under refit at Bermuda during her recent commission on the North American and West Indies Station; whether, seeing that it is customary to pay hard-lying money to ratings in surveying ships when employed on sea service, he is aware that this money was not paid to the crew of His Majesty's Ship "Ormonde" from 26th October, 1926, to the date of her arrival in England from Bermuda, 17th November, 1926; and whether he will see that this money is paid?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
The payments of hard-lying money to the crews of His Majesty's Ships "Herald" and "Mutine" during periods of refit were erroneous. Steps have already been taken to adjust the underpayments to the crew of His Majesty's Ship "Ormonde" in respect of her passage home from Bermuda.