§ SIR GEORGE PECHELL
said, he wished to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if his attention has been drawn to the Memorial of the Captains, Lieutenants, and Masters of Greenwich Hospital, praying that in consideration of their wounds and services they may not be deprived of their half-pay, and whether it is intended to concede the claim they have sot forth, and thereby place them (as regards half-pay) in the same position as the other Naval Officers of the Establishment.
§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON
replied, that he had given his attention to the Memorial referred to by the hon. and gallant Member and had endeavoured to trace as well as he could the origin of the difference which undoubtedly existed, as regarded half-pay, between the higher and lower Officers at Greenwich Hospital. He was bound to admit that he could find no sufficient reason to justify that distinction, and it was, therefore, the intention of Her Majesty's Government to allow the Captains, Lieutenants, and Masters of Greenwich Hospital half-pay, according to their respective ranks.