§ MR. KINNAIRD
said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether any instructions have been issued to the Admirals commanding on the different stations for the formation of Savings Banks for the men on board Her Majesty's Ships; and, if so, when such Savings Banks will come into operation?
§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON
said, he was happy to be able to give his hon. Friend 2163 an answer to his question, which, he thought, would be satisfactory. The late Board of Admiralty had not neglected that matter. On the contrary, it had issued orders to the Mediterranean station respecting the establishment of savings banks, and an experiment was now being tried on board the Victoria. He trusted that when the House met again next Session it would be in his power to state that further progress had been made in that matter.