HC Deb 02 March 1855 vol 137 c9

said, he begged to ask the Under Secretary for War whether the salaries of the chaplains attending the army in the East were fixed during the past year by a War Office regulation at 10s. for the Church of England, 7s. 6d. for the Presbyterian, and 5s. for the Roman Catholic, for the performance of their respective duties; and if so, whether it is the intention of the Government to make any alteration with a view of placing the clergy of each denomination on a footing of equality while engaged in this arduous service?


said, that certain regulations were made prior to the chaplains being sent out to the East. The Presbyterian and Church of England clergymen were paid at the rate of 16s. per day, with rations and allowances. Some of the clergy of the Church received 100l., in addition to 100l. paid by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. The Roman Catholic clergymen were paid at the rate of 150l., in addition to the rations and allowances given to the other clergymen. The difference in amount arose in consequence of the different scale of living to which the various clergymen had been accustomed.