§ ADMIRAL ERSKINE
said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, If it is intended that the Captains placed on the Reserved List (F.G.) by the Orders in Council of 1851, 1856, and 1860, who do not now acquire an increase of half-pay by seniority, and to some of whom only Commanders' General Hospital Pensions have been awarded, although they hold Captains' Commissions, shall benefit by the additional Pay or Pensions which the Admiralty will now have to bestow?
§ LORD CLARENCE PAGET
said, in reply, that the provisions of the Orders in Council only empowered the granting of a pension to officers of the rank which they held while in active service. The officers referred to were commanders on the active service list, and only commanders' pensions were applicable to them. There was no intention of altering their rate of pay.