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Pilotage Claim

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 21 June 1922

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if be is aware that Skipper John Smith, R.N.R., Barron Hall, St. Monance, Fife, late skipper of His Majesty's Drifter "Mackay," tender to His Majesty's Ship "Pactolus," who served in that capacity from 16th April, 1915, until invalided on 3rd January, 1918, has not yet received any of the pilot money due to him; and will he take steps to ensure payment?

The pilotage claim in question was considered in January last, and the National Sailors' and Firemen's Union, through whom the claim was rendered, were informed that no payment was allowable. The skipper was also informed on 14th June, 1922, that no payment is allowed to skippers or others in Naval Service for pilotage services such as those detailed in his claim.