HC Deb 05 May 1863 vol 170 c1151

said, he rose to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether it is the intention of the Government to take immediate steps to remedy the abuses alleged to exist in the administration of the funds of Greenwich Hospital, and at once give practical effect to the Registered Seamen's Act, which gives the seamen's sixpences monthly to the Hospital, and also declares that the widows and orphans of seamen slain, killed, or drowned in the sea service, and not of ability to maintain or provide comfortably for themselves, shall be received into the said Hospital, or in some reasonable manner be provided for and educated?


said, in reply, that as an hon. Gentleman had given notice of his intention on Friday to bring before that House the subject of the management of Greenwich Hospital, he should wish to defer till then giving any answer respecting the alleged grievances.