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Pay Stopped for Personnel in enemy hands, but not returned

1946 09 27
Pay Stopped for Personnel in enemy hands, but not returned
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 24th day of September, 1946.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 2nd day of August, 1946 (C.W. 7901/45), in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay, pensions or other allowances in the nature thereof payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer, Seaman, or Marine therein, shall be paid in such manner and subject to such restrictions, conditions and provisions as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas we consider that the credit of pay and allowances to Officers and Ratings of the Royal Navy previously known to be in enemy hands who are still unaccounted for should cease, in view of the long period which has elapsed without any news of their whereabouts or ultimate fate:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order is Council to sanction the stoppage of naval pay and allowances to such Officers and Ratings at our discretion.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to ,give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
E. C. E. Leadbitter.


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