HC Deb 30 March 1865 vol 178 c488

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether it is true that the Chaplains' Quarterly Report has been abolished, and, if so, what has been substituted in lieu?


said, in reply, that he had already stated a few evenings since that the Chaplains' Quarterly Report had been abolished. In its place, full information would be given by means of additional questions in the Inspection sheets, with respect to the performance of Divine Service on board ships, the administration of the Holy Communion, the attendances at school, visits to the sick; or to other ships not having chaplains. These Inspections averaged about twice a year. An annual Return, besides, was now called for with respect to the educational state of the whole of the crews in the navy, and their religious denominations.