§ Mr. Stamford
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how soon a settlement of the back pay due to Stoker 2nd Class Ernest Nicholson, R.N., C/Kx. 547009, may be expected, having regard to the fact that the naval authorities have had this matter in hand since July last and the man is suffering extreme hardship.
I am glad to inform my hon. Friend that authority for the payment of the back pay due to Stoker Nicholson has now been issued.