§ Colonel Thornton-Kemsley
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that naval personnel captured by the Germans did not receive any clothing allowance during their period of internment; and if this allowance was credited to the prisoners' accounts in this country.
Kit up-keep allowance paid to Naval Ratings ceased from the date of capture. During the period of captivity, service clothing, supplied by the Government was sent to Germany and issued free to Naval Ratings. On repatriation Naval Ratings are completely re-kitted as necessary and kit up-keep allowance is again paid.