§ MR. HODGSON
said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, If any of the Admiralty livings mentioned in the Scheme "Greenwich Hospital," Parliamentary Paper No. 343, Session 1860, have been sold; and if sold, why the living of Alston has not been augmented in accordance therewith?
§ MR. CHILDERS
replied that under the Greenwich Hospital Act of 1865, a certain number of livings were to be sold and the proceeds applied, one moiety to increasing the value of other livings, the other moiety to forming a fund to augment the pensions of retired naval chaplains. The Act came into operation in 1865, but he did not find that any steps had been taken in regard to it by his predecessors. As soon as the business connected with Greenwich Hospital, under the Act of 1869, was thoroughly finished, he intended to take up the subject with the view of selling the livings.